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“Olomouc holy trinity Column”

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Owner description: This 115-foot-tall, early-18th-century structure is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Reviewed April 30, 2014

The holy trinity Column in Baroque style in the city´s main square is on the UNESCO Heritage List. It was built between 1716-1754 - architect Václav Render, sculptor Ondřej Zahner, who created twenty one above life-sire sandstone sculptur. The group of sculptures was sanctified in 1754 by the Empress Maria Theresia. The Column is 35 m hight and at its base there is a chypel. 18 statues of saints, 12 linkboys, 6 apostoles reliefs and two groups of sculptures. Interior is open from Aplril to September 9.00 - 14.00

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Reviewed January 10, 2014

I am so easily impressed with architecture made by our predecesors. This piece is hard to miss and its very pleasing for the eyes.

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Reviewed December 22, 2013

On the last Sunday of Advent, we agreed with our friends meet at Column of the Holy Trinity. It is a traditional meeting place for the inhabitants of Olomouc, as well as a statue of St. Wenceslas on Wenceslas Square for people from Prague
This 35 m high dominant of the Upper Square in Olomouc, can not be overlooked even in the flood series of traditional Christmas market stalls. Our friend, the art historian , told us about the history of the monument and highlighted its attractions. The Holy Trinity Column is a Baroque monument, built in 1716–1754. The main reason for building the monument was gratitude for ending the epidemic, which struck Moravia between 1714 and 1716. 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. In 2000 it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage.
The column is dominated by gilded copper sculptures of the Holy Trinity accompanied by the Archangel Gabriel on the top and the Assumption of the Virgin beneath it. The base of the column, in three levels, is surrounded by 18 more stone sculptures of saints and 14 reliefs in elaborate cartouches. At the uppermost stage are saints connected with Jesus’ earth life – his mother’s parents St. Anne and St. Joachim, his foster-father St. Joseph, and St. John the Baptist, who are accompanied by St. Lawrence and St. Jerome, saints to whom the chapel in the Olomouc town hall was dedicated. Three reliefs represent the Three theological virtues Faith, Hope, and Love.
Below them, the second stage is dedicated to Moravian saints St. Cyril and St. Methodius.
In the lowest stage one can see the figures of an Austrian patron St. Maurice and a Bohemian patron St. Wenceslas , in whose names two important Olomouc churches were consecrated, another Austrian patron St. Florian, who was also viewed as a protector against various disasters, especially fire. The column also houses a small chapel, but it was closed today.
The air was heavy with the smell of Christmas punch and roast sausages, live music played carols. The true Christmas atmosphere just missed the white snow. However, it was very cold so we warmed punch. We were debating with friends about what awaits us next year.
Finally, he wished each other „ A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year“. We bought fish guts for the traditional Christmas fish soup and some sausages from the farmer on New Year's Eve celebration. Next year we'll meet again!

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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Majestic and beautiful although take a coat with you to walk around!

Theres a possibility to go inside.

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Reviewed December 2, 2013

At this time of the year (around Christmas) the column is kinda "lost" between all the Christmas stalls and big Christmas tree, but it is really beautiful during the day and night.

The column is at the main square (Horní náměstí) where is also the town hall with astronomical clock and near by is Dolní náměstí

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