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The year 1710 was a turning point for the free royal mining town of Kremnica. Even the massive stone walls could not stop the uninvited guest arriving on the wings of death. The plague crept silently and unnoticed every corner of the city.

These difficult days influenced the establishment of the plague column in Kremnica. Until now, it is a significant and dominant element of the whole Kremnica Square. The Plague Column of the Holy Trinity in Kremnica is a late Baroque building from 1765 - 1772.

At the site of the current plague column still stood a stone column from 1711, which in 1761 dismantled and in 1776 moved to Horná Ves, where it stands today. The current plague column in Kremnica, built to commemorate the plague epidemic, is clearly one of the most beautiful works of its kind in Slovakia and Central Europe.

The basic pylon of the triangular plan of the plague column of St. Trinity has a west-facing main side. The composition is dynamic, with many statues of saints (14 large baroque statues in life-size) and angels. The Plague Column is 20 meters high and at its top, there is a sculpture of the Holy Trinity. This masterpiece was created by Dionysius Stanetti and Martin Vögerle.

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