Plague Pillar (Košice)
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The Immaculata (or The Plague Pillar, Slovak: Morový stĺp) is a Baroque plague column in Košice, Slovakia. It was erected at the place of medieval gallows at Fő utca (Main Street, now called Hlavná ulica) in 1723. The column is situated in a small park and commemorates the gratitude to Mother Mary for an end to the plague epidemic from 1709 and 1710.Legend has it that the bodily remains of St. Valentine are hidden under one of the columns.
It is a 14 metre high column on the stone basement with sculptures of Saint Joseph, Saint Sebastian and Saint Ladislaus. There is a sculpture of Virgin Mary on the top of the column. The sculptures of Saint Gabriel, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Saint Margaret, Saint Michael the Archangel and Saint Barbara are on the pillars of the fence.
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