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Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 18th-century
Date of Inscription: 2000
Location: Europe, Czech Republic, Olomouc Region
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Description: Erected in the early 18th century, this memorial column is one of the best examples of a monument type specific to central Europe. Wish a height of 35 m, the column is executed in the characteristic regional style-Olomouc Baroque, and it is ornamented with countless fine religious sculptures, created by Ondrej Zahner, a distinguished Moravian artist. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  The Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc is a magnificent Baroque monument in the Czech Republic, built in 1716–1754 in honour of God. The main purpose was a spectacular celebration of Catholic Church and faith, partly caused by feeling of gratitude for ending a plague, which struck Moravia (now in the Czech Republic) 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. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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