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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Radoslav Šebela (16 months ago)
Nejsem věřící, o to více musím smeknout před zážitkem, který kostel nabízí - nádherná architektura, bohaté dobové zdobení, pocit malosti a pokory, který dokáže jednotlivce duševně obohatit.
Maciej Gazdzik (17 months ago)
The most beautiful church in Olomuc
Luca M (17 months ago)
A stunning baroque church
Petr Ntemp (18 months ago)
#Tranqility, #Christian, #believe, #chorus, #St-Stephan's day 2018, I recommend
Michael Romero (2 years ago)
This is the most beautiful church in Olomouc. It was undergoing renovations but it was still stunning. The ceilings are magnificent. You can walk through the cloister area and up to the bell tower. Explore this church it has so many hidden and not so hidden treasures.
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