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Votive statue of the Holy Trinity
The Votive statue of the Holy Trinity is a stone statue built in Tvrđa in the first half of the 18th century. The making of the statue was funded by Baroness Doroteja Petraš, who was the widow of a Hussar general, vice marshal Maksimilijan Petraš, in memory of a vow to God to help Slavonians and save them from the plague epidemic. It is known that her husband died of the plague, which is one of the main reasons why she decided to build the monument. The statue was built in baroque style, and its base is a square narrowing upwards. The statue consists of a high pedestal with five statues of patron saints: Saint Roch, Saint Francis Xavier, Saint Sebastian, Saint Charles Borromeo, and Saint Rosalia. On the pedestal rises a tall pillar on which is the sculptural group of the Holy Trinity, and later an external footer was added, on which mini-statues of Saint Catherine, Holy Mary with Child Jesus, Saint Joseph with Child Jesus and Saint Ambrose are situated.
Category: Other attractions, Old town,
Trg Svetog Trojstva (Tvrđa-old town), Osijek 31000
45.560505, 018.695795 (45°33’37.8″N, 018°41’44.9″E)
GPS coordinates: 45.560505, 018.695795 (45°33’37.8″N, 018°41’44.9″E)
Address: Trg Svetog Trojstva (Tvrđa-old town), Osijek 31000
Votive statue of the Holy Trinity is located in the popular Tvrđa in the old town on the main square of the Holy Trinity (around 1.5 kilometers away from the center of Osijek, Ante Starčević Square).
If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do spomenika Kužni pil ili zavjetni Stup Presvetog Trojstva koji se nalazi se u popularnoj osječkoj Tvrđi u starom gradu na glavnom Trgu Svetog Trojstva (od centra grada Osijeka, Trga Ante Starčevića, udaljen je oko 1.5km). Hvala!
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas da me uputite prema spomeniku Kužni pil ili zavjetni Stup Presvetog Trojstva koji se nalazi u popularnoj osječkoj Tvrđi u starom gradu na glavnom Trgu Svetog Trojstva (od centra grada Osijeka, Trga Ante Starčevića, udaljen je oko 1.5km). Hvala!
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