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The Archbishop's Residence in Olomouc is one of the main palaces built in the baroque style.
© Antonín Basler

Archbishop’s Palace in Olomouc

The Archbishop’s Palace, which still serves as the residence of today’s Olomouc bishops, has hosted many well-known people in its time, many of whom left their mark on European history.

One of the most important early-Baroque buildings in Moravia, the Archbishop’s Palace is the official seat of Olomouc bishops and archbishops. Here is where the Emperor Franz Joseph I ascended the throne and where the Austrian emperor and Russian tsar met before the Battle of Austerlitz against Napolean in 1805. Empress Maria Theresa, Czech presidents including T. G. Masaryk and Vaclav Havel, as well as Pope St. John Paul II have stayed here.

The 17th century building hosts guided tours of its well-preserved halls that have preserved rich decoration and furnishings from the Rococo, Empire, and Neo-Baroque periods.


Archbishop’s Palace in Olomouc


**April-October: **Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
**May-September: **Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 17:00


Basic: 80 CZK
Reduced: 50 CZK
Family: 140 CZK (two adults and all children up to 18 years)
School groups: 20 CZK