St. Michael’s Church

Olomouc, Czech Republic

The three domes of the St. Michael’s Church are one of the most distinctive landmarks of Olomouc. This Baroque church was rebuilt from the original Gothic church and was consecrated probably in 1251. Outer walls and a vault at the end of the presbytery have been preserved of the original early Gothic building. The church was rebuilt into the current Early-Baroque form in 1673-1686 as proposed by G. P. Tencalla.

The single-nave structure with side chapels has a rich sculptural and painting decoration and is an example of the Baroque appeal aimed at the senses of the church-goers. The front face of the church is decorated with statues of the Virgin Mary and the Salvator Mundi by Ondřej Zahner and date from the 1830’s. A Gothic St. Alexei Chapel and a Gothic Cloister with cross vaulting adjoin the church building.

The interior was re-decorated in the Baroque style after the fire of 1709. In the years 1892-1898 the church underwent a Neo-Baroque reconstruction.

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Founded: 1251/1673
Category: Religious sites in Czech Republic

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Guilherme D (10 months ago)
Really beautiful church, and a really big one!
charlotte deghlawi (16 months ago)
Sooo beautiful ???❤❤❤
Александр Шутурминский (20 months ago)
Building is under reconstruction from inside, so we wasn’t able to see this beauty. But outside it’s just regular church without anything what eyes can catch. Five stars only for reconstructions. Now we have the reason to come here again.
Eva M (20 months ago)
it was under construction, so not a lot to see, but the parts i did see were very beautiful.
Arthur Knyazev (2 years ago)
Gorgeously decorated ceiling of Saint Michael's church culminated in ultimate experience after visiting major Olomouc religious centers.
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