Cyril and Methodius Route – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe

Svatý Kopeček - Olomouc

Column of the Holy Trinity - UNESCO

Column of the Holy Trinity - UNESCO Perhaps the most famous monument of Olomouc is the monumental Baroque Holy Trinity Column in Horní náměstí (Upper Square), which was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000. The column was constructed in 1716-1754 as a flamboyant celebration of the Catholic Church and faith, partly prompted by a sense of gratitude for the end of the plague. The column is 35 m high and is the tallest sculpture in the Czech Republic. The column is adorned with more than forty statues, dominated by the gilded copper statues of the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) accompanied by the Archangel Gabriel on the top and the statue of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on the shaft below. The column also contains a small chapel with reliefs depicting the sacrifices to the gods Cain, Abel, Noah and Abraham. It also depicts the death of Jesus on the cross with the cities of Olomouc and Jerusalem in the background. The chapel is open in the season and you can also have a guided tour.