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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  • Holy Trinity is centrally located in the middle of horni namesti. It's one of the higher and beautiful ones that you can find in Czech Republic. Normally, you can go up and have a good view on the nei...  more »
  • The monument represents the gratitude of the people of Moravia to God for the end of the plague. I think it is marvelous to have a monument to celebrate live and it makes you wonder how difficult must...  more »
  • It is in the Centre of Olomouc, on the photos, Yes, but so much fun neuzijete. It is the landmark of the city of Olomouc. If you are on a square, you see.
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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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