Historical Gardens on Olomouc Town Walls

Among the unique architectural monuments in the historical centre of Olomouc there is a set of artworks in the sphere of garden architecture. The triplet of natural landscape municipal gardens, which are open to the public – the Gardens of Smetanovy sady, Čechovy sady and Bezručovy sady – is complemented with a number of valuable, private and designated garden areas. The attractive environment of the ancient town also consists of gardens on the town walls which are administered by the Palacký University in Olomouc.

The gardens are located on a knoll in the north-eastern section of the municipal reserve. They are separated from the Garden of Bezručovy sady by a belt of town walls, on which the gardens are distributed in linked-up terraces. The individual university gardens, originally private gardens of canons’ residences and of the Minorite Convent, are situated behind the building of the current Rector’s Office of Palacký University in Olomouc, Křížkovského 8, and behind the buildings of the Philosophical Faculty of Palacký University in Olomouc from 10 to 14 Křížkovského Street. The back annexes of the buildings form a continuous boundary around the whole garden complex in the north. At the same time, there is a wonderful view of the gardens from the windows of the aforementioned buildings, fringed by the vegetation of the Garden of Bezručovy sady embracing the overall town wall belt.

The gardens on the town walls, administered by Palacký University, are open daily from April 1 to October 31 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

When visiting the town wall gardens, it is important to follow the Visitor Regulations. Dogs, with the exception of guide-dogs, are not allowed in the gardens. The gardens are a Quiet Zone of the University of Palacký (with the exception of events permitted by the garden administration).

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Open daily
April 1 to October 31
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

starting from Křížkovského Street through Svatojakubská ulička (St James’ Lane) (between the buildings of the Philosophical Faculty of UP Křížkovského 10 and 12)

starting from the Garden of Bezručovy sady using the stairway of Jakubský výpad (about 200m from Přemyslovců Street towards the park)

Visitor Regulations

Last update: 06. 09. 2013, Daniel Agnew