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Located in the city of Olomouc, the St. Catherine Monastery is a historical and architectural landmark of the city. Dating back to the 13th Century, the monastery housed the Ursuline Order until 1951 when it was secularized by the communists and later came under the ownership of the Regional museum. It has undergone several reconstructions throughout the ages but the original architecture remains preserved. The interiors are decorated with numerous hand painted frescoes.
Under an arch of Olomouc Town Hall’s northwestern wall, the Olomouc Astronomical Clock is impossible to miss. Originally built in the medieval era of the 15th Century, it was reconstructed in 1955. At noon, miniature figurines of communists including farmers, factory workers and laborers hammer twelve chimes in rhythm. Below four clocks as well as two larger ones that are flanked by mosaic murals of a mechanic and scientist. Open to the public throughout the day, the best time to visit is at 12p.
The Chateau Náměšť na Hané is a Baroque building situated in the middle of lots of greenery and linden trees. The interior is beautifully decorated and furnished in the original style. In addition to the house, visitors can also see exhibitions of coaches, historic baby carriages, porcelain collections and the chapel.
Sovinec is a splendid castle perched atop a hill near the outskirts of the town of Jiříkov in Czech Republic. Exuding grandeur and enigma, this edifice has existed since early 14th Century. It was once home to one of the most powerful families of Moravia, and was the symbol of power and glory. Over the centuries, the fortress was successively in the possession of several lords and noble families. In 1784, it suffered from significant damage due to a fire. It was eventually restored extensively in 1837. At present, a section of the castle has been adapted as a museum. It is also a hub for cultural events, and is one of the most popular tourist hotspots of Bruntál District. Don't give this place a miss at any cost!
Built in 1317, to keep a watchful eye on traders passing from Olomouc to Lostice, the Bouzov Castle is a historic and iconic structure which was founded by the Lords of Bouzov. Overlooking the woodlands, this castle is visited by numerous tourists day in and day out. Designed by George J. Hauberisser, a professor from the Munich Polytechnic University, the castle contains traces of German Gothic architecture. Within lies the Gothic Knight Hall and the Grandmasters bedroom which are furnished with traditional European furnishings from the past. Over the years, this priceless resource has gone on to become an integral part of Bouzov's rich history. Call ahead to know more.
Kroměříž Archbishop's Palace has a lot of interesting features apart from the lovely palace building itself, it includes a library, a stunning art collection and several beautiful sculptures. But its most precious jewel is the garden that idyllically fills its periphery. Installed somewhere around the 17th century, the marvel is designed with great precision and attention to details. High on aesthetics and symmetry, it features numerous fountains, and sculpture works and many unusual and strategically planted trees that only add to its allure. The chateau garden draws inspiration from baroque school of architecture and includes breathtaking elements like a Pompeyan Colonnade, Peacock Courtyard and the flower garden, or Libosad, that definitely warrant a visit.
The Palace of Kroměříž is located close to the River Morava, in Downtown Kroměříž. The gorgeous structure is designed intricately with highest consideration to the aesthetic eye. The building dates back to the 1490s, although from the way it looks now, it was designed in a Late Gothic in 1643. Home to many stellar artworks and architectural marvels, Kroměříž Palace features a gorgeous art collection with impressive paintings such as Titian's The Flaying of Marsyas, and thus, noted to be one of the best art collections in the Czchek Republic. Apart from that, the palace is also home to a superb library that boasts of over 33,000 written works and several other musical archives. Owing to its facade, well-preserved artworks and buildings, Kroměříž Archbishop's Palace, along with its gardens is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Located in the small Czech town of Kurovice, the Kurovice castle or the Kurowitz fortress is major historical landmark dating back to the 13th Century. This three storey building has been remarkably well preserved throughout the years with the exterior stone decorations still being fairly distinctive. The castle today is privately owned and not accessible to the public.