Church of Saint Michael (Olomouc)

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Church of Saint Michael
Kostel svatého Michala
Olomouc Michal 01.JPG
Church of Saint Michael
Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic
DistrictArchdiocese of Olomouc
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusActive
Year consecrated1707
Location
LocationOlomouc, Czech Republic
Geographic coordinates49°35′38″N 17°15′15″E / 49.59389°N 17.25417°E / 49.59389; 17.25417Coordinates: 49°35′38″N 17°15′15″E / 49.59389°N 17.25417°E / 49.59389; 17.25417
Architecture
Architect(s)Giovanni Pietro Tencalla
TypeChurch
StyleBaroque
Completed1703
Specifications
Length59 m
Width20 m
Height (max)37 m (121 ft)

Church of Saint Michael (Czech: Kostel svatého Michala) is a Roman Catholic church in Olomouc, Czech Republic. It is one of the most important landmarks of the city.

The church, connected originally with the Dominican Order, was constructed in the 13th century, and reconstructed to its current Baroque form from 1676 to 1703 by Giovanni Pietro Tencalla. Stucco ornamentation for the interior was provided by Baltazar Fontana. The church was consecrated on 9 May 1707; however in July 1709, it was damaged by a large fire.

The church is characterised by its three domes symbolizing the Holy Trinity. The underside of each domes is frescoed. The church organ is original from 1706, made by David Sieber, an organist from Brno.

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