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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  • Very beautiful! And I don't know what to write, but they want at least a hundred letters .... so here is maj:D
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  • I’m sure you won’t miss this impressive statue when visiting Olomouc. Anyway it’s really huge and the work is incredible.  more »
  • There ate 13 sites in the Czech Republic in the UNESCO list of heritage, this is one of the gems you'd not expect in Olomouc. It looks like a simple column, but try to decode all the messages on it an...  more »
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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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Many of the accommodations in Olomouc are centrally located, providing easy access to all major sights, or you can stay in a quieter neighborhood and use the city's network of trams and busses to reach the city center. Rather than sporting a large number of chain hotels, Olomouc features a selection of boutique hotels and guesthouses that combine comfortable rooms with unique atmosphere. The city's hostels and dormitories are popular with younger visitors and budget travelers. There are also several campsites.
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