Wednesday 4 May 2016

Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity

This was my first postcard of a UNESCO site from Slovakia

Calvary Banská Štiavnica
This postcard was sent by Lubomir

Calvary Banská Štiavnica (SlovakBanskoštiavnická Kalvária) is a late-Baroque calvary, architectural and landscape unit in Slovakia, unique in extent and content, formed in the years 1744–1751.
Calvary Banská Štiavnica is the most important Baroque calvary in Slovakia and in the whole former Kingdom of Hungary – probably even in the whole of Europe. This calvary is a complex of 3 churches and 22 chapels with precious painting decorations, furnished by wooden and blacksmith movables and wooden painted reliefs. All buildings of churches and chapels are set into the western side of a solid lava column in the middle of an ancient volcano – a hill named Scharffenberg (SlovakOstrý vrch). The work was initiated by Jesuits in the 18th century as a part of their large programme implemented across the country. - in: wikipedia

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