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Arcidiecézní museum (Archdiocesan Museum)

Arcidiecézní museum (Archdiocesan Museum) Review

At this house in 1767 the young musical prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, age 11, spent six weeks recovering from a mild attack of chicken pox and completed his Sixth Symphony. The 16-year-old King Wenceslas III suffered a much worse fate here in 1306, when he was murdered, putting an end to the Přemyslid dynasty. Now it houses treasures from the collections of the archdiocese, including golden monstrances, religious paintings, carved ivory objects, and a full-sized gilded coach. Modern art is also displayed in part of the building complex and included in the same admission, but is often a bit disappointing in comparison.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Václavské nám. 3, Olomouc, Moravia, 771 00
  • Cost: 50 Kč (also includes Romanesque Bishop's Palace, when open); free entry Wed. and Sun.
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 10–6
  • Location: Olomouc
Updated: 10-02-2013

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