Olomouc at the top

Three years, three excellent awards by the world’s prestigious guidebook. Lonely Planet made a list of the most beautiful, yet lesser known tourist destinations. It wasn’t the hot springs of Iceland, Gibraltar Rocks, Odysseus' Ithaca or Luxemburg that ranked in first place but the historical center of Olomouc!

The mini guidebook, Secret Europe, presents tourists with fifty cities from different parts of Europe. The largest, world-renowned guidebook publisher attracts tourists to Olomouc by saying that “in terms of tourism Olomouc can be equated to an authentic restaurant which is your own, small, personal secret. The Main Square is amongst the most enchanting in the country. It is surrounded by historical buildings. It is adorned by the Holy Trinity Column listed as the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage. Magnificent churches, many of which host an exciting history, are scattered in the streets of the historical center. Explore the foundations of the ancient Olomouc castle in the Archdiocese Museum which is a must-see and then set out to one of the many pubs or mini-breweries”. In 2012, the publisher also awarded Olomouc by ranking it in the top ten most beautiful hidden treasures in Europe. One year later it was once again on the list of the recommended destinations in Moravia. “It’s beautiful as well as surprising for us. Lonely Planet is to tourist guidebooks what Michelin is to gastronomy. I perceive it as a win in the tourist Olympics,” responded Olomouc mayor, Martin Major, when he first heard of the award. “I am very pleased that the professional editor-in-chief of this publication truly appreciates the beauty of our city, its picturesque atmosphere and its uniqueness.

Apart from other things, Olomouc captivated them by the fact that it offers the same architectural treasures as Prague but without the crowds of tourists. It is definitely Olomouc’s advantage in comparison with our capital. However, despite repeated acclaim from the renowned guidebook, it may only be temporary”, mentioned the mayor, Major, with a smile. The deputy mayor, Jan Holpuch added, “I believe that this is an opportunity to introduce our beautiful city to many other tourists.” “I think that being awarded as a hidden treasure or undiscovered city will give Olomouc an even stronger stamp of attractiveness and will evoke more interest in potential visitors.”

Olomouc has been trying to advertise its beauty in a high-quality and systematic way. In the past years, this attempt has proved effective. Statistically as well as simply looking into the streets of the city center confirms that the number of tourists to Olomouc has truly increased. Olomouc is on the list of destinations offered by travel agencies as for example, one-day trips from Prague or as a part of the Vienna – Krakow route. “Greater advertising in cooperation with the agency CzechTourism certainly helped.

This agency gives Olomouc more space than before”, says Karin Vykydalová, head of the tourism department. “Acclaim from Lonely Planet obviously helps. Ideally, a visitor comes here based on the recommendation, is satisfied here and then recommends Olomouc to his friends back home”, adds Dušan Gavenda of the same department. Lonely Planet Secret Europe can be downloaded for free at: www.lonelyplanet.com/secret-europe.

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La República Checa, con 12 inscripciones en la UNESCO, pertenece a los países con mayor concentración de monumentos de tanta importancia. Las ciudades y los pueblos, donde estos monumentos se encuentran, se han unido en una sociedad llamada Patrimonio checo de la UNESCO. www.Unesco-czech.cz

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En la parte inferior de la columna de la Santísima Trinidad hay una capilla, que es posible visitar durante la temporada alta. En esta época está disponible un guía desde los día martes hasta el sábado en horario de 9.00 a 17.00 horas.

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La Lista del Patrimonio Cultural de la UNESCO fue creada con el objetivo de preservar los monumentos culturales y naturales para las futuras generaciones. La Lista fue firmada por casi todos los países del mundo: la antigua Checoslovaquia accedió al contrato en el año 1990 y la República Checa asumió los compromisos relacionados con él en el año 1993.

Columna de la Santísima Trinidad

La Columna de la Santísima Trinidad está inscrita en la Lista del Patrimonio Cultural de la UNESCO desde el año 2000.

La Columna de la Santísima Trinidad de Olomouc domina el centro de la ciudad, asombrando a los visitantes con su imponencia. Se trata de una agrupación más grande de las estatuas barrocas en una escultura en la Europa central. La columna tiene 32m de altura. En su parte inferior se sitúa una capilla abierta al público en verano.

La decoración plástica está formada por 18 estatuas de santos, 12 figuras de portadores de luz, 6 relieves con las semi-figuras de los apóstoles. La escultura de la Asunción de la Virgen María se sitúa en la parte mediana de la columna y en la cumbre resplandecen dos esculturas de la Santísima Trinidad, hechas de latón bañado en oro. El conjunto de la decoración plástica destaca por su armonía.