Moravia Sights

Dóm svatého Václava (Cathedral of St. Wenceslas)

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 12/17/2015

Fodor's Review

Between the main square and this cathedral lies a peaceful neighborhood given over to huge buildings, mostly belonging either to the university or the archbishop. The church itself is impressive, but its Gothic appearance comes only from a 19th-century makeover. A plaque marks the fact that Pope John Paul II celebrated mass there in 1995. The crypt, open in the summer and fall, has a marble box with the heart of an archduke who otherwise is buried in Vienna. Some ecclesiastical treasures are also on display.

Sight Information


Václavské nám., Olomouc, Olomoucký, 771 00, Czech Republic

Sight Details:

  • Church open daily; Crypt open: May–Oct. Mon.–Wed. 10–5, Thurs. 9–4, Fri. 9–5, Sat.–Sun. 11–5

Published 12/17/2015


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