St. Wenceslas Cathedral Olomouc

Here today to write about Saint Wenceslas Cathedral Olomouc is Rose Palmer from, with a focus on one of the most recognisable landmarks of the city.

Saint Wenceslas Cathedral Olomouc

Dominating the Olomouc skyline is the beautiful Saint Wenceslas Cathedral which has been the seat of the of the Bishops of Olomouc since it was built in 1193.

On the walls under the organ loft, panels list the uninterrupted lineage of the areas’ archbishops all the way to St. Methodius in 869 AD. The church has been rebuilt many times with the current Neo-Gothic version being from the 19th century. The Church has a beautiful large choir loft and has one of the best organs in the Czech Republic.

Try to visit on Mondays or Wednesdays during one of the organ concerts. The church is named for Duke Wenceslas I, ruler of Bohemia from 921 until his assassination in 935. He became a martyr and then declared a saint soon after his death. The popular Christmas carol “Good King Wenceslas” is based on his good deeds as a ruler. The cathedral and the nearby Prince’s Palace make up the Archdiocesan Museum which is one of the most picturesque sights in Olomouc.

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