Discover the magnificent gems of Baroque sculpture, grand palaces and monumental churches and temples, silent witnesses to the glory and power of this city. Immerse yourself in the elaborate decoration of the Baroque that conjures up images of unbound waves on a remote sea or perhaps ringlets on a magnificent wig. Imagine the sculptors of times past as they patiently shape the stone into the fine wrinkles of their models’ fluttering robes. The very highlight of Baroque sculpture as well as the symbol of the city is the Baroque Holy Trinity Column
Can you count how many statues it consists of? You don’t have to occupy yourself with the precise number – suffice it to say that it is enough to be the highest number of Baroque statues contained in one structure within entire Central Europe. The exceptional prowess of Baroque artists will attack all your senses. Take a stroll in the streets of Olomouc, listen to the calming sound of water in the beautifully crafted fountains and watch the legends of antiquity, depicted in their decorations, come alive in front of your eyes. Wherever you go, Olomouc will offer you a piece of its rich history, which, thanks to its many monuments, is literally at a hand’s reach.
Olomouc as a small Prague
Professional travellers from the prestigious Lonely Planet have twice listed Olomouc among ten hottest places definitely worth visiting in Europe. Beautiful, interesting, attractive, but – in contrast with the capital city – calm and with a magical atmosphere. All this, and with a rich night life into the bargain, is what makes Olomouc one of the most interesting destinations on the old continent.