Plague Column

Plague Column

Monument at the centre of the Main square.
The plague broke out in Maribor for the first time in the 17th century, causing the death of a third of the inhabitants. In appreciation for the cessation of the plague the inhabitants of Maribor in the year 1681 erected the Plague Column – a pillar bearing an image of Virgin Mary.

In the 18th century this was replaced by today's monument, which is the work of Jožef Štraub.

Arranged around the statue of Mary: Mother of God are six saints all intercessors against the plague.
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