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Beauties of Our Homeland: The Calvary in Banská Štiavnica Issue number
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     The Banská Štiavnica Calvary is an impressive baroque sacral complex and a striking monument that dominates the local countryside, which is ranked among the most beautiful of its kind in Europe. Through the thoughtful harmony of the architecture and plastic works of art, paintings and handicrafts with the surrounding nature it literally draws its visitors into the last journey of Jesus.      The construction of the Calvary was initiated by father František Perger of the local Jesuit community. The foundation stone of the Upper Church was laid on 14th September 1744, with the project designed by Samuel Mikovíny...

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