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Štiavnická calvary is one of the most beautiful baroque calvaries in Europe. It stands on the Scharffenberg (Ostrý vrch) hill, can be seen from all sides and provides a general view of the Štiavnica caldera (a large cauldron created by the collapse of the walls of the volcano). It is unusual for the number of stops and the story it tells. After the reconstruction, it becomes one of the most visited places in the region.

Banskoštiavnica calvary

Štiavnická calvary is one of the most beautiful baroque calvaries in Europe. It stands on the Scharffenberg (Ostrý vrch) hill, can be seen from all sides and provides a general view of the Štiavnica caldera (a large cauldron created by the collapse of the walls of the volcano). It is unusual for the number of stops and the story it tells. After the reconstruction, it becomes one of the most visited places in the region.

Construction began in 1745 and was completed in 1751. It has 17 stops, three churches (Lower Church, Holy Stairs and Horny Church), the Žalár stop and the Holy Sepulcher – the only building built on the opposite, eastern side of the hill. The wooden reliefs in the chapels represent the key moments of Jesus' life up to his passion and resurrection with typical baroque theatricality. The exceptionality of the calvary, together with its sensitive setting in the landscape and the wonderful view, make it one of the most visited attractions, currently up to 70,000 people visit the calvary annually. visitors. Pilgrimages, holy masses and other cultural events are also held here regularly.

In 2007, it was included in the list of the hundred most endangered monuments in the world, in 2008, on the initiative of volunteers, its general reconstruction began.

The calvary also includes two exhibits - an exhibit on the history and present of the Calvary in the Lower Church, and the Calvary in the Asylum exhibit, which is located in the citadel of the Banská Štiavnice Old Castle. If you do not want to visit Kalvária alone, you can order a guide with the option of choosing a short or long circuit of the tour.

Additional information

Transport: By foot, By bike
Parking: Free parking nearby

Accepted payments: Cash
Languages: Slovak, Czech, Hungarian, English, German

Suitable for: Childrens, Families with childrens, Elderly, Cyclists, Young, Adults
Season: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Updated on: 24.11.2022
Zdroj je oficiálna stránka Banskej Štiavnice.

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Contact

Phone: +421 905 360 307
Website: kalvaria.org
Banskoštiavnica calvary
Banská Štiavnica
96901  Banská Štiavnica
Region: Banskobystrický
District: Banská Štiavnica
Area: Hont, Pohronie
 48.4617446, 18.9126191

Banská Štiavnica
96901  Banská Štiavnica

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