Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc

Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc

The Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc is a 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.

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”.

Outline
The Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc is a Baroque monument in the Czech Republic, built in 1716–1754 in honour of God.

Recommended world heritage video

  1. Val d’Orcia

    Val d’Orcia

  2. Works of Antoni Gaudí

    Works of Antoni Gaudí

  3. Tower of Hercules

    Tower of Hercules

  1. Ensemble of the Ferrapontov Monastery

    Ensemble of the Ferrapontov Monastery

  2. Wieliczka Salt Mine

    Wieliczka Salt Mine

  3. Old City of Zamość

    Old City of Zamość

  1. Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes

    Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes

  2. San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries

    San Millán Yuso and Suso Monasteries

  3. Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores

    Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores

  1. Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna

    Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna

  2. Porto Venere

    Porto Venere

  3. Aranjuez Cultural Landscape

    Aranjuez Cultural Landscape

  1. Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula

    Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula

  2. Canterbury Cathedral, St. Augustine’s Abbey, and St. Martin’s Church

    Canterbury Cathedral, St. Augustine’s Abbey, and St. Martin’s Church

  3. Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta

    Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta

  1. Historic Site of Lyons

    Historic Site of Lyons

  2. Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin

    Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin

  3. Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne

    Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne

  1. Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni

    Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni

  2. Works of Antoni Gaudí

    Works of Antoni Gaudí

  3. Alto Douro Wine Region

    Alto Douro Wine Region

  1. Historic Centre of Évora

    Historic Centre of Évora

  2. Levoča, Spišský Hrad and the Associated Cultural Monuments

    Levoča, Spišský Hrad and the Associated Cultural Monuments

  3. Episcopal City of Albi

    Episcopal City of Albi

  1. Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija

    Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija

  2. Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons)

    Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons)

  3. Roskilde Cathedral

    Roskilde Cathedral

  1. Historic Walled Town of Cuenca

    Historic Walled Town of Cuenca

  2. Medieval City of Rhodes

    Medieval City of Rhodes

  3. Palmeral of Elche

    Palmeral of Elche

  1. Rila Monastery

    Rila Monastery

  2. Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island

    Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island

  3. Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto

    Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto

  1. Pienza

    Pienza

  2. The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs, La Louvière and Le Roeulx (Hainault)

    The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs, La Louvière and Le Roeulx (Hainault)

  3. Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent

    Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent

  1. The Wadden Sea

    The Wadden Sea

  2. Works of Antoni Gaudí

    Works of Antoni Gaudí

  3. Las Médulas

    Las Médulas

facebook comments
Comment
To the Top