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košíkHradec Králové - Plague pillar

Velké náměstí, Hradec Králové

GPS: 50°12'33.32"N 15°49'57.95"E (251 m above sea level)

The purpose of this plague column is obvious – it expresses thanks to Virgin Mary and other patrons for the retreat of the plague which had spread in Bohemia. Jan Křtitel Bulla allegedly carved and built the sandstone sculpture between 1715 and 1717. The central column with Virgin Mary at its top is surrounded by the sculptures of St. Ann, St.James, St.Sebestian, St.Lawrence, St.Charles of Boromei, St.Wenceslaw and St. John of Nepomuk. The plinth bears the reliefs of St. Franciscus Xaverius, St. Rosalie and what is the most important the first ever depiction of the coat of arms of Hradec Králové... Full description

The purpose of this plague column is obvious – it expresses thanks to Virgin Mary and other patrons for the retreat of the plague which had spread in Bohemia. Jan Křtitel Bulla allegedly carved and built the sandstone sculpture between 1715 and 1717. The central column with Virgin Mary at its top is surrounded by the sculptures of St. Ann, St.James, St.Sebestian, St.Lawrence, St.Charles of Boromei, St.Wenceslaw and St. John of Nepomuk. The plinth bears the reliefs of St. Franciscus Xaverius, St. Rosalie and what is the most important the first ever depiction of the coat of arms of Hradec Králové - the Czech lion holding the letter G.
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Category plague / Marian / Holy Trinity Column
Date of construction 1715 -1717

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  • Pardubice (23 km)
  • Mnichovo Hradiště (70 km)
  • Václav Havel Aiport (112 km)

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