Calvary in Banska Štiavnica

Region:Region Banská Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
District:Banská Štiavnica
City / Municipality:Banská Štiavnica
Tourist location:Hont
Mountains:Štiavnica Mountains (Štiavnické vrchy)
Lies by the river:Štiavnica
Monument reserve:Banská Štiavnica
World Heritage:UNESCO Cultural Heritage
Latitude:48° 27' 41.928480000072" / 48.46164680000002 /
Longitude:18° 54' 50.336500957027" / 18.913982361376952 /
Included in categories: Historical places and monuments
Unesco world heritage
Štiavnica’s Calvary is one of the most beautiful baroque Calvaries in Europe. It is located on Scharfenberg (Sharp mount) hill, thus being visible from all sides and providing a complete view of Štiavnica’s caldera (a large crater which came about by collapsing of the walls of a volacnic crater). The Calvary is remarkable due to its number of stations and the story it tells. After the renovation, it became one of the most frequently visited sites in the region.The person to initiate its construction was pater František Perger (1700 – 1771) from the local Jesuit community. He built it by virtue of gifts of wealthy miners, officers, but also humble families of miners. The donors are commemorated by coats of arms placed on the frontage of each station. The construction began in 1744, and it was finished in 1751. Most Calvaries have fourteen stations: they begin with the condemnation of ... ... Read more
Banská Štiavnica (City)

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