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Come and visit Olomouc

Olomouc is a city in Moravia and is located in the east of the Czech Republic. Located on the Morava River, the city is the ecclesiastical metropolis and historical capital city of Moravia. Rumored to have been founded by Czar the city is filed with Brooke works of art, fountains and highly influenced by the catholic religion.

As you enter the heart of the city you will see a central monument of Brooke art in the old town. There you will find Trinity columns with ornate sculptures and an assortment of magnificent fountains. In the early years of the city the inhabitants were fascinated by running water. This can be reflected in their fountains that depict images of Czar, Hercules and Venus amongst an assortment of other gods and imagery.

Around these fountains in the upper ring of the city the murder of Zackory the third was performed in the year 1306. In 1454 the city expelled its Jewish population as part of a wave of anti-Semitism, also seen in Spain and Portugal. The second half of the 15th century is considered the start of Olomouc’s golden age. in 1640 Olomouc was occupied by the Swedes for eight years. They left the city in ruins, and it became second to Brno.

As we further explore the city we make our way to city hall located in the middle of the upper ring. Once a stockyard for the city the city hall can be recognized by its seventy meter high tower.

Also located in the city is an astronomical clock. This clock is a replica of the one located in Prague. Around this area you will also find houses for the rich. These house show off the wealth and prosperity of the city and have attracted scholars, nobleman and artists to the city.

One of these well-known artists was Mozart. It is said that he came to the city to compose several of his symphonies. With art and music being a main part of the culture many plays and concerts are held in the city each year.

When entering into the lower ring of the city you will also be surrounded by smaller but still ornate fountains. These fountains are also crated in the Brooke style. Also in the lower ring you will find the art bishop palace located in Bishop Square.

When visiting the city you will love all of the museums, churches, fountains and rich culture that make the city what it is today. So, when visiting cities like Prague you will want to make sure to take some time and come and visit this great city filled with culture and history.

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