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The Church of St. Michael, located in Olomouc, is one of the prime examples of Czech Baroque. The height of the main dome of the cathedral is 37 meters. The oldest part of the cathedral dates back to 1250. The temple was illuminated in 1251. The main hall of the temple was richly decorated with paintings and sculptures.
The construction of the temple was carried out in the XIII century by Dominican monks. The building was originally built in the early Gothic style. From the beginning of the 13th century, only the vault of the sacristy has survived. The vault of the altar was built in 1380.
During the Thirty Years War, the cathedral was seriously damaged. In the 17th century, it was decided to rebuild it in the Baroque style. Construction work was supervised by Giovanni Petro Tencalla – imperial engineer and architect from Bissone. At the beginning of the 18th century, minor changes were made to the appearance of the church by the architect Dominic Martinelli from Lucca.
In 1730, the facade of the cathedral was decorated with sculptures of the Holy Virgin Mary and Salvator, made by the sculptor Ondrej Zachner.
The cathedral is currently owned by the Dominican order.
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Topic: Cathedral of St. Michael in the Czech Republic, resort Olomouc.