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St. Wenceslas Cathedral is the Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Olomouc. Today the cathedral is one of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in Olomouc. The main tower of the church is 100.65 meters high.
The construction of the church was carried out in the Romanesque style in 1130-1140. The construction was carried out under the direction of Bishop Jindrich Zdik. In XIII – In the 14th century, the temple was under construction, during which the building acquired the Gothic style.
The columns of the naves, created in the Gothic style, date from the 13th century. The divided presbytery was built during the early Baroque period. In the 19th century, the entire interior of the cathedral acquired a pseudo-Gothic look.
In August 1306, Wenceslas III was assassinated in the building of the dean of the nearby church.
In 1883-1892, the architect Gustav Merette introduced a number of neo-Gothic elements into the architecture of the central tower. p>
Under the presbytery you can see a tomb into which two staircases lead on the sides. In the southern part of the nave is the entrance to the Church of St. Stanislaus. On both sides of the entrance there are gravestones dating from the XVI – XVII centuries.
On the altar, located next to one of the columns of the nave, there is a vessel in which the relics of St. John Sarkander rest. Also in the cathedral is an old organ, which is considered one of the best instruments in the country.
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Topic: Cathedral of St. Wenceslas in the Czech Republic, resort Olomouc.