November 20th, 2007 – by: PavelR
Town Hall and Holy Trinity Column
Those pictures look little melancholic but the reality is completely different.
Few words about Olomouc: The history of the ancient city of Olomouc streches back to the 10th century and after Prague the city has the second largest and most significant monument reserve in the Czech Republic. Olomouc is the seat of the Moravian Archdiocese. Today's Palacky University, the second oldest institution of higher learning in the country, was fonded here in 1573. Olomouc was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in the year 2000 thaks to the Baroque Holy Trinity Column, which at 35 m is one of the tallest works of its kind in Central Europe. Today Olomouc has a population of over one hundred thousand and is the fifth largest city in the Czech Republic. The city is likewise tha capital of the Olomouc Region.