In the east of Moravia, this ecclesiastical city is a Baroque lover’s paradise. Its myriad sites include the Archbishop’s Palace, considered one of the most valuable Baroque buildings in the Czech Republic; the Church of St. Michael, dominated by its three copulas referencing the Holy Trinity; and a set of six Baroque fountains, with Neptune and Jupiter found on the city’s Lower Square and Hercules, Mercury and Caesar found on the Upper Square. It’s on the latter where the UNESCO listed Holy Trinity column is located. Forming the largest collection of Baroque statues in Central Europe, this plague column has a height of 105 feet and incorporates a small chapel. As a final stop, follow the footsteps of countless pilgrims—including Mother Theresa and Pope John Paul II—to the Holy Hill and its Baroque Basilica of the Virgin Mary’s Visitation.
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