A staircase at the rear of St Michael's Church on the southern end of Univerzitní leads through the walls of the old town to Bezru?ovy sady, a pretty park wrapped around the meandering Mlýnský potok.
The impressive holdings of the Archdiocesan Museum trace the history of Olomouc back 1000 years. The thoughtful layout, with helpful English signage, takes you through the original Romanesque foundations of Olomouc Castle, and highlights the cultural and artistic development of the city during the Gothic and baroque periods. Don't miss the magnificent Troyer Coach, definitely the stretch limo of the 18th century. Spring for the 30K? English-language audioguide to get more out of the visit. You can buy a combined entry that included admission to the Olomouc Museum of Modern Art for adult/concession 100/50K?.
This expansive former residence of the archbishop was built in 1685. Entry to see the lavish interiors is by guided tour only (free audioguide provided in English). It was here that Franz-Josef I was crowned Emperor of Austria in 1848 at the tender age of 18.