Olomouc is an exploring sightseer’s paradise. A good place to begin is the main square (Horn? n?mest? or ‘Upper Square’) Wes Unseld Jersey , with its huge Town Hall and the Holy Trinity Column (the largest column in Europe), which was enscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000. It is the second largest historical square in the Czech Republic. Don’t miss the astronomical clock on the Town Hall. It is said to once have rivalled the beauty of Prague’s, but was seriously damaged in the WWII and then rebuilt and repainted at the beginning of the Communist regime to reflect worker’s values.
The Upper Square (Horn? n?mest?) is the main square of Olomouc, a beautiful place full of history where you can find some of the most important monuments:
The baroque Holy Trinity Column was built in the early 1700′s and consecrated by the Empress Marie Theresa in 1754. With a height of 35 metres, it has dominated the Upper Square (Horn? n?mest?) ever since and was added to the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage in the year 2000. The column features sculptures of the Holy Trinity (predictably), the assumption of the Virgin Mary, all twelve apostles, three virtues and the most important saints of the Baroque period. The base of the column contains a small chapel with amazing acoustics and the raised pedestal is a very nice place to sit and eat lunch. It is one of the traditional rendezvous points in the city.
The renaissance Olomouc Town Hall occupies the centre of the main square (Horn? n?mest?). Its halls and chapel are accessible on guided tours and it’s possible to climb the tower each day at 11AM and 3PM. The ground floor of the town hall houses a gallery, restaurant and the tourist information office. Ask in the office if you are interested in the guided tour and climbing the tower. On the north face is one of only two astronomical clocks in the country. On the west side Trey Burke Jersey , there is the Hygieia fountain from 1945, one of the many fountains in the city.