I’ve already been to Olomouc before but it was 10 or so years ago and I barely could remember it. I only recalled that it was a beautiful city with a really cool Soviet astronomical clock, similar to the one in Prague but so much better. But when I steped out of the tram in the Old Town I quickly realized this city is so extremely beautiful and charming yet with very few tourists around. It can easily be called the hidden jewel of Czech Republic!
Olomouc was founded in 10th century and big part of the Old Town remembers the glorious times of the city.Important monuments can be found on every step yet the most famous one must be the Holy Trinity Column in the middle of the Town Square (the column is recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site). But simple wander around Olomouc is the best thing one can do there as the city is really lovely with narrow cobbled streets, arches connecting colorful houses, large squares and just overall feel of the place where the time passes by slowly.
If you look for a nice daytrip from Prague to the place where not many go – Olomouc is a perfect destination. Trains run frequently and it takes 2,5 hour but it’s well worth the trip. It’s also a perfect stop in your journey between Prague and Kraków/Warsaw. And to prove that it really is a beautiful city, here are some pictures:
If pictures are not enough for you please take a look at thie video about Olomouc made by my friends from Visegrad Hostels!
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