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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  • July 19, 2017
    Olomouc is town of churches and this one is simply and nice. The best for tourist is its tower with voluntary fee and nice lookout to the city  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    The stairs of the tower is very interesting. It is like a DNA twisting in the tower. The view on the tower is also amazing.  more »
  • June 30, 2017
    a rather dark church and slightly run down. Not the most impressive church seen on the tour, but worth a look, if only for the opportunity to climb the tower and see the town. Exterior is an interesti...  more »

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