Cyril and Methodius Route – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe

Trails in Czechia

St. Wenceslas Cathedral

The monumental originally Romanesque cathedral from the 12th century is the most important church in Olomouc. It has undergone a number of reconstructions and today it towers over Olomouc in a neo-Gothic form. The Cathedral of St. Wenceslas belongs inseparably to the panorama of the city. The south tower, exactly 100.65 m high, is the highest church tower in Moravia (and the second highest in the Czech Republic). On the neo-Gothic altar is a reliquary with the relics of St. John Sarkander. The cathedral organ is one of the finest Romantic instruments in the country. In the cellar there is a crypt, which is open to the public.