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Restoration  

03 feb 2017

2016 at the Calvary was eventful

2016 at the Calvary was eventful

2016 was the ninth year of renovation work on Calvary. It was the year when traffic grew again – exposition was visited by over 23,000 people and total area of at least 55,000 visitors. Due to the ever increasing traffic, in 2015 we purchased the site of the former municipal forests that we have in […]

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31 okt 2014

Restoration of the statue of Mary Magdalene in the chapel of The Sorrowful Heart of Virgin Mary

Restoration of the statue of Mary Magdalene in the chapel of The Sorrowful Heart of Virgin Mary

  The statue was previously stolen, or destroyed. In 2011 and 2012, a survey was prepared and photo documentation collected; based on this substrate it was possible to create a detailed copy of the statue. The replica was constructed by​​ Mgr. art. John Fečo in 2012-13. Today the statue is exhibited in its original location.  

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31 okt 2014

Statue of Christ lying in the tomb in the chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Statue of Christ lying in the tomb in the chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

  Like the statue of Mary Magdalene, this statue was in the past either stolen or destroyed. Between 2010 and 2012 we undertook an extensive examination of photographic archive documents thanks to which we created a copy of the original work. The replica was created by ​​Mrg. Art. John Fečo. Work was completed in early […]

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19 sep 2014

Renovation of chapels 23 and 24

Renovation of chapels 23 and 24

  In 2012 the cement plaster layer was removed from the chapels. The portions of the walls which were most severly threatened have been reinforced by means of complex reconstruction, such as masonry moisture remediation. In 2013, we implemented a comprehensive restoration of the fine sculpted stone, exterior plaster, stairs and roofs. The photos below were […]

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18 sep 2014

Electrification and illumination

Electrification and illumination

  Thanks to the electrification of the whole area in 2011 – 2013 we installed the second part of the Calvary’s night illumination. In addition to the previously illuminated Upper church, we installed lighting for 4 chapels and Ecce Homo. The lights were turned on during the May 2013 event “Re-opening the Calvary.”  

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17 sep 2014

Landscaping of the area

Landscaping of the area

  In 2013, we continued with terrain modification around the Lower church. In the near future we plan the planting of new linden trees, and therefore it was necessary to remove some old stumps of uprooted trees or cut trees. Grass cutting and drenage system cleaning is each year must. A large part of these […]

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17 sep 2014

The church bell in the Lower church

The church bell in the Lower church

  Of all the Calvary bells only the 300 kg example in the south tower of the Lower Church has been preserved. It is marked with the year 1921. It was evidently the only bell which was restored after seizure for military purposes during the First World War. In 2014, we repaired the mechanical parts, […]

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17 sep 2014

Final retouch of the three chapels in the Lower church

Final retouch of the three chapels in the Lower church

  The large-scale restoration of frescoes ran from 2008-2012. In 2013 it was, in connection with the completion of works and in particular the exhibition and fitting of 3 altars, necessary to make the final restoration retouching. This was carried out by Mgr. Art. Eva Mitzová.    

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17 sep 2014

The lookout tower of the Upper church

The lookout tower of the Upper church

  In the western tower, eventually intended for public access, it was necessary to build a new stone entrance portal and doors. All stone window jambs of windows were also repaired, and replica wooden Windows were added. In the interiors the plaster and the floor down stairs were restored. On the first floor of the […]

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17 sep 2014

The second part of the restoration of the chapel ECCE HOMO

The second part of the restoration of the chapel ECCE HOMO

  In the second phase of restoration it was necessary to stabilize the entire building. In the first stage the cement plasters were removed and parts threatened by arbitrary decay were reinforced. Desalination was carried out and the chapel was fitted with new entrance doors. After removal of the cement layer it has been shown […]

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