This immense Baroque complex was built on a site where, according to legend, the Virgin Mary appeared to an Olomouc merchant. Even from a distance the eye is drawn to the dominant feature of the complex – the Baroque Basilica of the Visitation, promoted to basilica minor by Pope John Paul II during a visit.
Svatý Kopeček is one of the most popular day-trip and pilgrimage destinations around Olomouc. Its location, the variety of the terrain, the beauty of the woods and the local streams offer ideal conditions for sport and other recreation. So combine a visit to historical Olomouc with a stroll around Svatý Kopeček, a bike trip or a pleasant picnic in the shade of this immense religious complex.