Church of Saint Michael (Olomouc)

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Church of Saint Michael
Kostel svatého Michala
Olomouc Michal 01.JPG
Church of Saint Michael
Basic information
Location Olomouc, Czech Republic
Geographic coordinates 49°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
Affiliation Roman Catholic
District Archdiocese of Olomouc
Country Czech Republic
Year consecrated 1707
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Active
Architectural description
Architect(s) Giovanni Pietro Tencalla
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Baroque
Completed 1703
Specifications
Length 59 m
Width 20 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 in 1676-1703 by Giovanni Pietro Tencalla. Stucco ornamentation of the interior was provided by Baltazar Fontana. The church was consecrated on 9 May 1707, however in July 1709 was damaged by the large fire. The church is characterised by its three domes symbolizing the Holy Trinity. Bottom side of all domes is covered by frescos. Church organ are original from 1706, made by David Sieber, organist from Brno.

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