Its historic Upper Square, surrounded by sumptuous palace residences, is dominated by the Holy Trinity Column, a UNESCO monument. The heart of the town is its Gothic-Renaissance Town Hall, and from its clock tower you can observe all of Olomouc in its beauty. The pulse of the town beats to the rhythm of its Astronomical Clock with mosaics by the Olomouc native Karl Svolinský. In the town centre there are eight fountains and countless ecclesiastical monuments. The historic town centre is surrounded by remnants of the Theresian fortifications and lovely parks, in which one-of-a-kind greenhouses are located. Each year the famous Flora Flower Festival takes place there.
Cultural events are the norm in this university town. At the Moravian Theatre you can attend operas, ballets, and theatre. There are puppet plays for children at Kašpárkova říše (Punch’s Paradise), the Moravian Philharmonic is proud to be one of the oldest symphony orchestras in the Czech Republic, there is the multi-genre intimate space of Divadlo hudby (Music Theatre), and significant cultural events take place at the Arts Centre of Palacký University. Emotional experiences can be had at the Olomouc Museum of Art and a number of renowned Olomouc galleries, as well as the extensive collections of the Natural History Museum.