Olomouc Travel Guide, Czech Republic
Olomouc Travel Guide – The City in the Centre of Europe
Olomouc is a charming city in central Moravia 44 miles from Brno and the most important historic preservation site outside Prague. Its population of about 110,380 inhabitants is quite proud with their beautiful city which abounds in majestic churches and awesome palaces.
Its historical origin goes back to Roman imperial times when it is said that the city occupied a site of a Roman fort. It is also known that Olomouc was an important centre during the Great Moravian Empire in the 9th century. But it was founded as the city itself in the middle of the 13th century. Since then it has become an important centre of trade, culture and education in the region of Moravia.
Olomouc Travel Guide – The City of Old Baroque Fountains
According to its central location in the Czech Republic and due to its vast history, culture and crafts tradition, Olomouc is an attractive destination for thousands and thousands of tourists.
Olomouc is well-known as being the city of public sculpture and old Baroque fountains. The Column of the Holy Trinity rises in the main square, Horní náměstí, representing a unique sculptural style for which it was listed in UNESCO World Heritage. The upper square also hosts the Astronomical Clock as being part of the town hall. It’s worth being seen for its daily mechanical performance at noon. The seventh fountain is located in the main square. It is much more modern in comparison to the other six old Baroque ones, which represent Roman gods and Julius Caesar, supposed to be the legendary founder of the city.
Olomouc is also known for its gorgeous churches and cathedrals. It may be said that there you can find a church or a chapel around every corner. The most impressive of all is St. Wenceslas Cathedral which seems to reach the sky with its tallest spire in Moravia.
The ring of refreshing parks and gardens spread throughout the city offer great opportunities for relaxing strolls or, simply, a well-deserved break after wandering through the city.
The Zoo, located on a hillside, overlooks the city and hosts lots of animals, of which almost 50 are endangered species.
Once you have read this Olomouc Travel Guide, the best thing to do is looking for some vacancies in one of the splendid hotels or other type of lodging there in Olomouc and planning your trip there in the nearest future.
Olomouc Travel Guide – Public Transport & Accommodation
Olomouc has a good network of tramways and buses which make best connections to the historic centre and other important sites in the city. Olomouc trams are clean, efficient and cheap, which make them the most popular way of public transport. Taxi services are also available. There are taxis waiting around almost everywhere.
Hotels, pensions and youth hostels offer the widest range of facilities and amenities so as your stay in Olomouc should be an unforgettable one. You can have traditional food and drinks in restaurants, cafes and cafeterias.
The beautiful and charming city of Olomouc is always ready to show its own splendor, no matter what time of the year your want to visit.
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