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Jupiter's fountain

Local name: Jupiterova kašna

The Jupiter Fountain is an eighteenth-century sculpture belonging to the most valuable baroque monuments in Moravia. It belongs to the set of fountains created at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries in the city. On the older pedestal stands the figure of the god Jupiter holding a beam of lightning.

Until 1735 a figure of Saint Florian stood in the Lower Market Square, which was to protect the city from fires. However, based on the growing interest in antique, it was decided to replace it with the fountain of the Roman god. Only a stone pedestal decorated with four mascarons was left of the sculpture by Wacław Render. A statue of Jupiter carved by Filip Sattler stood on it. God has his hand raised with a lightning beam. At his feet is an eagle with wings spread.


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    Dolní náměstí 779 00 Olomouc , Czechia