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vakantiejozef
Olen, Belgium6,113 contributions
Jul 2013 • Solo
Out of graditude for the end of the plague epidemic which struck the Czech Republic in 1681 the Municipal Council had this Marian plague-colomn built with a Gothic column replica of the Madonna of Plzeň (by Kristian Widman), a variety of Saint sculptures on its pedestal: Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Bartholomew the Apostle, Saint Roch, Saint Florian and Saint Rosalia by sculptor Jan Mejzlík. After the last plague in 1714 these were accompanied by statues of Saints: Francis Xavier, Saint Barbara and Peter of Alcantara. The pillar was revised several times, most recently in 1990.
Written August 13, 2013
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charles911
Pelhrimov, Czech Republic588 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
Possibly a bit hidden between the cathedral and the city hall, in one corner of the main square, this plague column should not be omitted when you visit Pilsen. Have a look at the breathtaking details and elaborate structure. Definitely a must for each visitor to the city.
Written September 14, 2016
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Miloslav Z
Prague, Czech Republic3,000 contributions
May 2016 • Family
Right behind the cathedral and few steps from the town hall. Nice historical column to remembering the hard times of Pilsen history.
Written August 18, 2016
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain10,308 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
The Plague Column is a beautiful statue located in the Main Square of Plzen, the biggest city it the West part of Czech Republic. It is a column to remember diseases and it is very beautiful. A thing to see, when you visit the Cathedral or see other beautiful buildings in the Republic Square.
(See also St. Bartholomew’s Gothic Cathedral, Renaissence Town Hall, Republic Square)
Written July 26, 2017
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
The plague column was erected in 1681, to thank for not having a bigger epidemie. The top of the column is a copy of the famous Madonna of Plzen.
Written July 18, 2017
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Admiral2525
Hong Kong, China229 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
One of the landmarks in the Republic Square. The shinny Plague Column was very beautiful, and the background buildings were also very attractive. A very good place to take some photos and memories. There were some wooden benches nearby that travelers can take a good rest and enjoy the views.
Written August 13, 2016
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André P
Lisbon, Portugal718 contributions
Jun 2016
Near the immense Cathedral, on Republic's Square, you will find, on a corner, one of the most beautiful columns you can ever imagine! With its guided details, its architectural statements and its own significance, you would go bananas with all the composition! It does not take central stage on the Square, but by God, it a monument not to be missed!
And a night, with that discreet illumination, it's even more of a landmark! Go and adore it :)
Written July 9, 2016
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Spoonermomma1
League City, TX415 contributions
Apr 2015
We traveled to Burno and decided to check out UNESCO sites along our way back to Vienna, Austria. We really enjoyed this stop for a very good espresso and a few pictures. The city center is lined with colorful homes and shops.
Written October 14, 2015
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Teddy
Manchester, UK2,297 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
The Square is enchanting.This memorial stands proud.So much to see in the square.Most towns do have a plague column.
Written September 20, 2015
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Richard M
Sydney, Australia58 contributions
Jul 2015
Column in nice corner of town .statue very nice & buildings behind all old with nice facades. Go well with the monument
Written August 25, 2015
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