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Address: Na hrade 245/5, Olomouc 779 00, Czech Republic

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small but very telling.

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... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
East Midlands
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East Midlands
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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 also contributes to the flower festival when it is very tastefully decorated for the occasion.

Thank andreweastmidlands
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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
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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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
Lone Tree, Colorado
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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.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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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
Sydney, Australia
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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
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 27 May 2012

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

Thank lovely025
Ostrava, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 24 May 2012

its pretty long ago i went there, i was nice, religious place

Thank Rumcaiz
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Reviewed 22 October 2010

At the corner of two of the prettiest streets in Olomouc's historic old town stands a small neo-baroque chapel dedicated to the memory of Saint Jan Sarkander. Jan Sarkander is the closest thing that Olomouc has to having a local saint. A catholic priest at the time of the thirty years war, Jan Sarkander was suspected by the newly protestant... More 

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