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Beautiful small chapel

We visited on Saturday during the Olomouc half marathon. We had a Czech audio guide so we learned... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
Ostrava, Czech Republic
interesting church with sad story

an interesting church. An interesting exterior with wonderful descriptive carved doors. while the... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Kathleen S
Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Na hrade 5, Olomouc 779 00, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

We visited on Saturday during the Olomouc half marathon. We had a Czech audio guide so we learned about the life and martyr´s death of John Sarkander but much more can be learned in st. Venceslav cathedral. Very nice stop off the beaten path.

Thank Huskice
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We want to visit this place, but due to a hot weather we were not properly dressed.. yes our mistake, we should presume that, but next to information that we cannot go in with naked shoulders should be prepared few headscarf or blankets for tourst...More

Thank Michal K
Reviewed 30 June 2017

an interesting church. An interesting exterior with wonderful descriptive carved doors. while the main part of the church is worth inspection, what brings many people in to this former prison is the crypt where the actual rack used to torture this martyr can be seen....More

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

this is a small below ground chapel a short walk from the town centre which is the site of saint john sarkander's martyrdom. the implement used is kept in the chapel and although unnerving it is worth experiencing this part of czech history. the chapel...More

Thank andreweastmidlands
Reviewed 11 December 2015

close to the centre. Jan pavel II. was there before more than 20years ago. Not easy for searching, you need a map, not far from the main circle.

Thank Marek P
Reviewed 29 October 2015

As it happened with most of the churches in Olomouc this chapel was closed. So I could only have a peek from the fences at the entrance. It looked lovely with an incredible painted ceiling.

Thank nikko1974UK
Reviewed 21 August 2015

This was an amazing priest who was tortured to death. The original rack can be viewed in the cellar. There is a great interactive screen at the entrance which covers the history of John Sarkander, what led to his torture, death and sainthood.

Thank AdventurousRetirees
Reviewed 29 December 2014

Visit here for a small taste of history, and for the lovely chapel. Also stop at the "Living Waters" fountain outside.

Thank TheCordrays
Reviewed 22 November 2014

What a great thing to find. The architecture is beautiful and inside is so 'cute'. A passing Czech lady (who spoke no English) was keen for me to find it.

Thank W9937FMChris
Reviewed 27 May 2012

special architecture-good acknowledge for history-week-end free enter-org music super!

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