Homepage Places

Kostel sv. Gorazda

Church of St. Gorazd

Gorazdovo nám. 14, 779 00, Olomouc

Basic information

The Church of St. Gorazd is a free-standing, symmetrical, segmented building. It culminates in an octagonal tower, topped with a gilded bulbous dome with a cross. In the basement there is an extra prayer room, surrounded by administrative rooms. An outside staircase leads to an entrance hall situated on an elevated ground floor, from where you can enter the actual church space.

Above the entrance in a niche there is an oil painting on tin depicting St. Gorazd. A painting of the Mother of God is placed on the bell-tower wall above the church vestibule. A stone plaque with the date of the church’s origin is placed in the rear wall of the semicircular apse. The traditional Russian Byzantine-like architecture was an obvious source of inspiration for this Olomouc church. The church is an urban and architectural landmark of the eastern part of the city center.

What are you looking for?