Foundations of the Church of St. Peter and Paul

From the Great Moravian court a church, from the church a monastery, from the monastery a hospital and from the hospital an educational institute. That is a short way to describe the historical changes of buildings in the place where the main seat of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Prague stands today in Křížkovského street. Ancient history has left visible traces here to this day. The most visible of them is the paved ground plan of the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, the oldest Christian church in Olomouc to be found in written sources. It stood here between the 11th and 18th centuries.

The memory of the Gothic church is commemorated not only by this ground plan but also by statues of its patron saints with an information sign in the corridor on the ground floor of the central wing of the Faculty of Arts.

The courtyard of the faculty building is a pleasant place to reflect on the fickleness of history and enjoy sitting on a bench by the fountain with a good coffee or a bite to eat from the adjacent university bistro FreshUP. And when there is no lecture in progress, you can peek into the local auditorium and see a large mosaic by renowned architect and artist Lubomír Šlapeta. It depicts the panorama of Olomouc in the 1940s – a similar panorama to the one you can admire today from our Faculty of Medicine.

UP Faculty of Arts, Křížkovského 10

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