Moravia Sights

Radnice (Town Hall)

  • Government Building

Published 01/23/2017

Fodor's Review

Olomouc's central square is marked by the bright, spire-bedecked Renaissance town hall with its 220-foot tower. The tower was constructed in the late 14th century. The astronomical clock on the outside was built in 1422, and once rivaled the one in Prague. It was mostly destroyed by an artillery shell on the last two days of World War II. The modern socialist-realist mosaic decorations of the current clock date to 1955. Be sure to look inside the town hall at the beautiful stairway. You can also visit a large Gothic banquet room in the main building, with scenes from the city's history, and a late-Gothic chapel. Tours of the tower are given several times daily; tours of the rest of the building are by appointment. A tour called Olomouc in a Nutshell starts at the Information Center in the town hall and includes the town hall, tower, and main sights on the square.

Sight Information

Address:

Horní nám., Olomouc, Olomoucký, 779 11, Czech Republic

Phone:

/585–513–385-for tourist office

Sight Details:

  • Tower tour 30 Kč, Oloumoc in a Nutshell tour 70 Kč
  • No Oloumoc in a Nutshell tour Oct.–mid-June; tower closed in Jan. and Feb.

Published 01/23/2017

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