Picture Column

In the mournful year of 1594 the Turks destroyed most of the villages of the Little Hungarian Plain, slaughtered, persecuted or kidnapped their residents, and invaded the Castle of Győr. So-called crosses of Győr were erected throughout Europe in honour and memory of the victory of the Christian armies, and of the 1598 recapture of Győr which had a key role in the protection of Vienna. One of these is the Picture Column in Rábaszentmiklós. The square-shaped, slate-covered “three-story” tower decorated by a cross was renovated in the beginning of the 1990s. Then, new paintings of Zoltán Závory were placed in the top compartments of the picture column: pictures depicting the Trinity, Our Lady Victorious, and the Archangels Saint Michael and Saint Raphael.

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