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“park in the city”
Review of Bezrucovy sady

Bezrucovy sady
Ranked #16 of 56 things to do in Olomouc
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“park in the city”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

close to the city nice walk,old town walls and a few watch towers and old abandoned buildings.there is also a old bomb shelter i think somewhere along the wall

Visited July 2013
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S30052nellville Ga.
Level 6 Contributor
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“City Wall Walk!!!”
Reviewed 3 September 2012

This park is located between the Mill Channel of the Morava River and the largest section of the medieval city walls. It has parallel walking and biking paths. You can stay close to the walls and note the 3 staircases into the city or check out the two Cold War era bomb shelters built into the walls! There are paths that meander into gardens, if you want to explore. I found the city walls to be beautiful and seeing the city from beyond the walls was a different perspective. The Four Seasons Hercules statues and the WWI monument to fallen solders are on the path near the walls. I have included photos to show you how lovely this place is. I really enjoyed this park and the walk from one end of the walls to the other.

Visited July 2012
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Ostrava, Czech Republic
Level 3 Contributor
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“nice place to walk”
Reviewed 24 May 2012

interesting place to go, nice walk, very close to city center

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Olomouc
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Biggest and best of Olomouc's green ring of parks”
Reviewed 2 October 2010

Bezruč gardens is a long narrow park between the mill channel (a branch of the Morava River), and the largest remaining section of Olomouc's baroque city walls.

If you only have time to visit one of Olomouc’s fine parks, it should be this one. As well as the monumental fortifying walls there are several items of historical interest within the park itself, and it offers unique views of some of Olomouc’s grandest historical buildings.

A wide path divided into halves for cyclists and pedestrians runs the length of the park, roughly following the right bank of the mill channel, and there are dozens of smaller pedestrian only paths that wind and loop into all corners of the eccentrically shaped park. Many of the paths are lined with benches and some lead to one of the three staircases up through the walls into the old town.

The most impressive staircase is the one inside St Michael’s tower between St Michael’s Church and the art nouveau Villa Primavesi. The tower dates from the end of the 12th century, predating the rest of the city walls by several centuries and leading you under cover to the highest point of the old town. The very uppermost floors of the tower are used as a garden dining room by the restaurant in the Villa Primavesi.

By the base of the tower is the wooden monument to the namesake of the gardens, poet Petr Bezruč, who was born in Opava, but spent much of his later life at nearby Kostelec na Hané. The monument is the belltower of a church and a good example of the traditional wooden architecture of the region for anyone too rushed to get outside the city.

Nearby in the park is a mausoleum which was built in 1926 to honour Yugoslav soldiers who fell in Olomouc during the First World War. Above the walls behind the mausoleum is the Jewish gate, which once led from the Jewish quarter of the city, but was later sealed closed. The Jewish population were expelled from all royal towns in 1454, and the arrival of the Jesuits and construction of Moravia’s first university on the site left the Jewish gate as the one remaining structure from the original Jewish quarter.

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