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Church of Saint Maurice, Olomouc

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Church of Saint Maurice is a Roman Catholic church in Olomouc, Czech Republic. It is located in the city centre, near the Horní náměstí and remains one of the most important landmarks of the city.It is unknown when exactly the church was constructed. It has two towers – the southern tower dates back to 1403, it is the oldest part of the building; the northern one dates back to 1412. The church was probably consecrated in 1492. The Neo-Gothic main altar was built in 1861. The church is built as arched triple-nave. Main nave contains church organs, which originates from 1740–45; with their five manuals and 135 registers they are the 7th largest in Central Europe . Their author was organist Michael Engler.The church has been designated a National Cultural Landmark by the government in 1995. The southern tower serves as a lookout tower with view on the whole city of Olomouc and surroundings.
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Where to stay in Olomouc

Many of the accommodations in Olomouc are centrally located, providing easy access to all major sights, or you can stay in a quieter neighborhood and use the city's network of trams and busses to reach the city center. Rather than sporting a large number of chain hotels, Olomouc features a selection of boutique hotels and guesthouses that combine comfortable rooms with unique atmosphere. The city's hostels and dormitories are popular with younger visitors and budget travelers. There are also several campsites.
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  • the church of saint maurice is very close to the main square and well worth a visit for a number of reasons. i was last there for the flower festival when seven or so churches are decorated in varying...  more »
  • You better not be afraid of hight and some excersize. To climb the tower you enter a rather dark hole, pay (donate) 20Czk end start climbing a double helix staircase. Very nice view from the top, when...  more »
  • From outside the church looks dark and unwelcoming, but inside it's truly gorgeous. It's a fantastic place to see and to take a minute to sit.  more »