Univerzitni 20, Olomouc, 771 00, Czech Republic
A very large and nice room.
Hotel Arigone is situated atop of a quite steep street with limited acces for vehicles.
The room I got was spacious and nice with wooden floor and the beams in the ceiling clearly visible. The room was well cleaned every day.
The only minus point: there is no lift, and first climbing the steep street and then the stairs might be too much for some persons.
Directions: North-east of the main square, up a steep street. Close to the St. Michael's church.
More about Olomouc
Holy Trinity plague column in Prague
Haunschild Palace at Olomouc / Dolni Namesti
Olomouc : the Archbishop’s Palace
the old pharmacy
Travel Tips for Olomouc
Dolni Namesti is another great townsquare close to Horni Namesti with the townhall and the great plague-column. Dolni namesti is a lot less crowded and less touristy and still it is worth taking a walk there in order to see the column for Holy Mary and the lovely fountain opposite of it. Haunschild Palace (see my last 3 pics ) is one of the most beautiful palaces on Dolni Namesti.
Popular pizzeria in Olomouc, located in the former town's defence walls. Good tip especially when you have an ISIC card, because when ordering two pizzas, you pay only one. Place and staff are little snobbish, but it can be handled :) Summer garden outside.
It used to be closed on Sundays, but I'm not sure about it today.
This is the famous Astronomical Clock since the 15th century. It situated at the Town Hall building north side wall. However, with damages it suffer during the years and wars, it has been changed and re designed during the years.
Happy prancing peasants at Olomouc railway station
You just know you're going to love a place when you step off the train into the railway station and are accosted by a posse of happy peasants prancing around the domed roof!
Olomouc station is pretty unremarkable except for the ceiling mural, but this snapshot of the Stalinist ideal is a reminder of how rural life was romanticised - sometimes almost beyond recognition - under the previous political regime. The same theme is echoed in the reconstructed astronomical clock in the main square, and makes you realise how control of the agricultural heartland was key to the preservation of social order under Communism.
Railway stations almost always make me happy, but this one made me smile too - what a bonus!
Olomouc's beguiling streetscapes
Olomouc is a rewarding place to amble around aimlessly because it's such a neat and pretty place. Unlike Prague, most of the architecture isn't particularly designed to impress, but is attractively functional and the overall impression is one of a coherent whole.
As ever, if you're intending to walk around old towns (and there really isn't any better way to explore them) make sure that your footwear is comfortable and cobble-proof - I sometimes wonder whether people who make and repair shoes were originally called 'cobblers' because of the cobble-induced damage to footwear that they were called on to repair?
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