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Kromeriz - the Archbishop Palace - Olomouc - Bouzov castle

Price: 52.00 EUR
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Route: Brno - Kromeriz - the Archbishop Palace - Olomouc - Bouzov castle - Brno
Duration: 9 h
Firstly we will visit to Kromeriz which is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the Czechia which history started in the beginning of the 12th century when the bishop of Olomouc purchased the village of Kromeriz. The picturesque historical city with town houses and arcades, the monumental archbishop’s chateau, the wonderful gardens spreading out around this and the archbishop’s cellars with their unique wine. This is the Athens of Haná, a city the splendour and spectacular beauty of which have secured it a place on the UNESCO world heritage list. There we will visit to the Archbishop’s Chateau is one of the most significant Baroque monuments in Moravia. For centuries, it has been the property of the bishops and archbishops of Olomouc who used it as a representative residence and as a place for crucial meetings and negotiations. In 1998, the chateau and the chateau gardens were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Next we will visit to Olomouc, where visit the historic city center where you encounter not just one, but 2 central squares. In the Upper square, we will stop in front of the town hall to admire its astronomical clock and get some photos of one of the icons of the city: the Holy Trinity Column. Leaving Upper square, we then take you the Lower square which features 2 pretty fountains and a beautiful church. We will continue walking to the Saint Wenceslas Cathedral which you will immediately recognize from its tower which reaches over 300 feet. We will stroll through the narrow cobbled streets lined with rows of colorful old buildings, which for centuries acted as the center of Moravia.  During our visit you will see the St Wenceslaus cathedral, the residence of Archbishops, 6 baroque fountains, Jesuit complex of buildings where the second oldest Czech university was founded, St Michael Hillock with the beautiful baroque church, the Chapel dedicated to the youngest Czech martyr Sarkander, Lower Square, Upper Square with the Town Hall, the Holy Trinity Column and the Astronomical clock. Next we will visit to the romantic castle built at the turn of the 13 and 14-th. In the year 1696 it alternately owned by Order of German knights. Since 1945 is the property of the state. In 1999 he was declared a national cultural monument. The castle is fully furnished and equipped with paintings, objects of art, history and custom made furniture. Unique are the two functional drawbridge and portcullis, which visitors can see in operation on festive occasions. Grand tour take you through the representative and residential areas of the castle that served as the seat of the Teutonic Knights in the 19th and early 20th centuries. You will see the Eugene private suite, old study, grand master´s dining room, column hall, living-dining room for guests, knight corridor with guests room, hoarding, corridor of  Elisabeth´s wing, hall, grand master´s bedroom, grand master´s study, hunting hall, knights´hall, chapter hall, chapel, armoury. After we return to Brno.
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