Standing at the main square in Olomouc, close to the town hall, heliocentric astronomical clock and arion fountain is much praised and listed in UNESCO. It was built to celebrate the end of the plague in Moravia in the mid 18th century and it is the biggest baroque sculpture in central Europe. There is an iteresting fact about the statues and you can play a game: "who does not belong?" There is a statue of John Sarcander who was a priest tortured to death in Olomouc prison in the beginning of the Thirty Years' War. At the time of the building of the column he had not been canonized yet and thus unusual and interesting to find him on the column anyway ;-) (he holds a lily). Anyhow the whole column could use some cleaning and proper maintenance.
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