Sankt Veit an der Glan Travel Guide

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    by balhannah Written Mar 17, 2012

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    For me, the most impressive building in St. Veit was the late 15th century, three story high gothic Rathaus.

    You can see the cast-iron plaque engraved with 1468. The imperial crest is displayed above the crown, and held by two angels, bears a quote meaning that a judge must hear both parties, not just one, to pass a just judgement. The Carinthian coat of arms is here too!
    There are the four saints Laurence, Andrew, Wolfgang and Sebaldus, as well as the emblem of the family who endowed the building.

    It was in 1754, that a landscape stucco plasterer created the magnificent late Baroque facade on the wall of the building, a masterpiece that is unmatched throughout Carinthia.
    See the gargoyles, they are shaped liked Dragons.

    I could walk inside, and what I saw were arcades with sgraffito decor surrounding the courtyard on all four sides. These were added to the Town Hall in about 1540. On one side of the courtyard are some Roman funerary monuments.

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    by balhannah Written Mar 17, 2012

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    Located alongside the old Town Wall, are many well tended gardens.
    The "St. Veit Rose Garden" is one of these. I saw plenty of benches and a few people relaxing on them, there were pergola's and a fountain. The municipal gardeners of St. Veit take care of the flower beds along the town wall between the "La Torre" restaurant and the "Brauhaus" disco.

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    by balhannah Written Mar 16, 2012

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    Taking pride of place in the middle of the town square is the beautiful Plague column

    It was created by local St. Veit sculptor, Angelo de Putti, who was originally from Padua.
    He was commissioned by the town council and the citizens after the plague of 1715 had passed.
    Three sides of the main pedestal are adorned with inscriptions, and the third side with the imperial eagle.By the altar, there is a grotto dedicated to Saint Rosalia Sanibaldi of Palermo, who has been venerated as a plague protection saint since the 17th century.
    The second pedestal bears the figures of God the Father and the Son, as well as the dove of the Holy Spirit. The pedestal is surrounded by the statues of the Immaculate Virgin and the four Saints Rochus, Sebastian, Aloisius and Franz Xaver.

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