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“Nice part of main square”
Review of The Plague Column

The Plague Column
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Pilsen Highlights Small-Group Tour and Pilsner Brewery Tour including Lunch and...
Ranked #12 of 82 things to do in Pilsen
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

Column in nice corner of town .statue very nice & buildings behind all old with nice facades. Go well with the monument

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Reviewed 17 July 2015

The Plague Column is located in the main square in Pilsen next to the town hall and cathedral. The column was originally built in 1681 to protect Pilsen from the plague. The monument has some intricate carvings and is worth checking out when visiting the town square. One carving that was of interest to me is of a woman laying down and resting her elbow on a skull. There is no fee to view the monument and it's open to the public.

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Reviewed 28 February 2014

which is worth seeing. I visit Pilsen very often and pass the column having the opportunity. I am not of a history lover but it is definitely worth stopping by and look at the works of old masters. Go there with my students almost every year and it makes us thing about how terrible the plagues were and what consequences they had.

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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Out of graditude for the end of the plague epidemic which struck the Czech Republic in 1681 the Municipal Council had this Marian plague-colomn built with a Gothic column replica of the Madonna of Plzeň (by Kristian Widman), a variety of Saint sculptures on its pedestal: Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Bartholomew the Apostle, Saint Roch, Saint Florian and Saint Rosalia by sculptor Jan Mejzlík. After the last plague in 1714 these were accompanied by statues of Saints: Francis Xavier, Saint Barbara and Peter of Alcantara. The pillar was revised several times, most recently in 1990.

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Reviewed 24 August 2017
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