Places to visit

When walking through the A. Hlinka Square, you cannot miss the Marian Column from the middle of the 19th century.

It is situated in the centre of the town, opposite the town hall building.

The top of the column has a dominant element of a stone, gold-plated statue of Virgin Mary (the Immaculate), which stands on a globe entwined by a gold-plated snake. She has a halo around her head lined with twelve stars.

The statue stands on a three-sided stone post – Marian Column, which is enclosed by an iron forged bar fence.

The Marian Column with the statue of Virgin Mary is considered the only outdoor sculpture work from the 18th and 19th centuries in this region.

In the past, Marian Columns were built in towns as a symbol of protection against epidemics.

The author of the Immaculate Statue was probably Alexander Belopotocký, a native of Ružomberok.