Holy Trinity Column - Szentháromság Szobor, Budapest

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    HOLY TRINITY STATUE in HOLY TRINITY SQUARE

    by balhannah Written Apr 19, 2014

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    The Trinity column located on Castle hill, can be found in the middle of Trinity Square, which was named after the statue.
    This was quite a large baroque Trinity column, that was built between 1710 and 1713, to celebrate the end of the plague. By building this column, the citizens hoped the Holy Trinity would protect them from another epidemic. Residents of Budapest believed this column did its job, as the plague never returned!
    At the top of the sculpture, is the Holy Trinity, then decorating the column are many statues of little angels and further down are large statues of saints. The column rests on a large pedestal adorned with bas-reliefs and the Hungarian crest.

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    Holy Trinity Column

    by cjg1 Updated Dec 31, 2008

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    We stumbled upon the Holy Trinity Column while exploring the Castle District. The Column was completed in 1713 by the sculpture Philip Ungleich.

    The column is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. The people believed that the column would keep away the plague that ravaged the people in 1691 and 1709. It must have "worked" since they plague never returned to ravage the people.

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    Holy Trinity Sculpture / Plague Pillar

    by Airpunk Written Sep 13, 2008

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    This pillar, showing a depicition of the holy trinity, was placed to commemorate the victims of plague epidemies that hit Budapest in 1691 and 1709. The first plague pillar was ready by 1706, but three years later, the plague returned to Budapest. Afterwards, a new, larger plague pillar was planned in order to keep the plague away. The final sculpture was finished in 1713 and restored in 1967. After 1709, the plague never returned again to Budapest.

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    The Holy Trinity Monument

    by ophiro Written Jul 22, 2008

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    The holy Trinity monument is located in the Buda castle district just in front of the impressive Mattyas Church.

    The monument was built in 1713 by the council of the city as a mamorial for the 1691 Plague's victims , a plague that was so big that people were buried in mass graves.

    At the top you will see the golden Holy Trinity , angels and saints and at the bottom you can see king David praying to end the plague.

    Becuase this is the highest point in the area of the Buda castle this square was once the main marketplace.

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    Holy Trinity Column

    by Gypsystravels Updated Mar 3, 2008

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    At the square of the same name you will find the Holy Trinity Column. The column was originally scultped by Philipp Ungleich in 1710-13 but was restored in 1967.

    The column commerates the people of Buda who died from two outbreaks of the plaque in 1691 and 1709.

    On the pedastal of the column you will see bas reliefs sculpted by Anton Horger and at the top of the column are figures of the Holy Trinity.

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    A Szentháromság (Holy Trinity) monument

    by 1courage Updated Oct 8, 2007

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    Altough the cristian alliance in 1686 managed to reconquer Buda and the whole castle district from the turks, in 1691 a plague epidemy decimated the Population of the city. The inhabitants made a vote: if the pestilence would be over, they would erect a monument as a thanksgiving. The epidemy was gone and the monument in 1706 was ready. Nonetheless, the plague returned once again only 3 years after, in 1709. The citizens promised to built an even bigger and fancier monument if they would survive. So happened that in 1713 this new monument was built on plans of Fülöp Ungleich and Hörger Antal Hörger and the pestilence never returned after this. The first monument was transported to the Zsigmond square (square in the northern part of Buda) and you can still see it there.
    This monument suffered heavy damages in the second world war, but than it was completely reconstructed. The most recent refurbishment finished on the 20th august 2007.

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    Holy Trinity Column (Szentháromság Szobor)

    by dejavu2gb Updated Sep 29, 2005

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    This column which stands in the centre of Szentháromság tér (Trinity Square), was constructed by the Council of Buda to serve as a lasting memorial to those who died in the devastating plague of 1691.
    The square used to be the market place in Medieval times, is the highest point on Castle Hill.

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    Plague Column--Szentharomsag

    by GentleSpirit Written Aug 31, 2012

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    The Plague Column (Szentharomsag) was erected in 1713 to honor the dead buried in mass graves. Budapest had just gotten over 4 outbreaks of the plague and the dead could not be buried separately.

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