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.