Holy Trinity Column

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Horní náměstí, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Holy Trinity Column - The Holy Trinity Column and the Town hall
Holy Trinity Column - The Holy Trinity Column
Holy Trinity Column - The Holy Trinity Column
Holy Trinity Column - The Holy Trinity Column
Holy Trinity Column - The Holy Trinity Column at night

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Holy Trinity Column, Unesco World Heritage Site Jul 13, 2008
The Holy Trinity Column is situated at the main square next to the town hall.

Some information from the Olomouc tourist info:

The Column is 35 metres high. The lower part of the column contains a chapel. The sculptural decoration of the column is made up of 18 statues of saints, 12 figures of torchbearers, 6 reliefs with half-standing apostles, a sculptural group of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary located in the central part of the shaft of the column and finally the top sculptural group of the Holy Trinity. Both of these sculptural groups were cast into bronze and consequently gilded.

The Holy Trinity Column came into existence at the initiative of the local master stonemason Wenzl Render who supervised the work from the year 1716 and even financed it at the beginning. By the time of his death in the year 1733 Render had managed to construct the first floor with the inner chapel. Participation on the part of a number of additional craftsmen and sculptors continued up until the year 1854. Apart from Philipp Sattler the main contributor to the sculptural work was Andreas Zahner. After its completion the column was consecrated by the Olomouc Bishop, Cardinal Troyer with the personal participation of the Empress Maria Theresa and her husband Francis I of Lorraine.
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