Holy Trinity Column, Olomouc

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The Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc is a Baroque monument (Trinity column) in the Czech Republic built from 1716 to 1754. The main purpose was to celebrate the Catholic Church and faith, partly caused by feeling of gratitude for ending a plague, which struck Moravia (now in the Czech Republic) between 1713 and 1715. The column was also understood to be an expression of local patriotism, since all artists and master craftsmen working on this monument were Olomouc citizens, and almost all depicted saints were connected with the city of Olomouc in some way.It is the biggest Baroque sculptural group in the Czech Republic. In 2000 it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "one of the most exceptional examples of the apogee of central European Baroque artistic expression".HistoryAccording to the ICOMOS evaluation of this patrimony, "the erection of Marian (plague) columns on town squares is an exclusively Baroque, post-Tridentine, phenomenon. Its iconographic basis lies in the Book of Revelation. The basic model is thought to have been the column in the Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, from 1614.
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  • It isn't worth making a special effort - but it is in the middle of the main square so you can't miss it if you are there to see the clock  more »
  • The post is really nice decorated and equipped, and something special. It was financed solely by the citizens and they can be rightly proud. I haven't seen something similar in the Czech Republic in the quality.
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  • Trinitarian pillar of Olomouc is the Supreme work of several artists and craft masters, but good luck. The first, who died during the construction, Václav Render. Even his followers Franz Thoneckovi, Jan Václav Rokickému and Augustin Scholtz, was not given to see the finished building. The finished up Rokického son John Ignatius. In a Word, beautiful.
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  • Amazing monument. Baroque monument in the Czech Republic built from 1716 to 1754.
  • Just awesome monument. You can go inside if it's open (only column with space inside) and listen to a guide. There are lot of interesting things they know and are keen to share.
  • Amazing place
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  • Very impressive indeed
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