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25 máj 2011

Restoration of the Upper Church portal

Restoration of the Upper Church portal

  The originally magnificent portal with statues of Isaac, Abraham and Moses was in a dilapidated condition. Loose components were potentially hazardous to visitors. In the first phase of restoration it was completely removed, and its remaining parts documented and preserved. It is currently being restored and will be reinstalled after the restoration of the […]

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25 máj 2011

Restoration of relief of the Last Supper in the central chapel no.5 in the Lower Church

Restoration of relief of the Last Supper in the central chapel no.5 in the Lower Church

  Baroque relief of the Last Supper was attacked by woodworms. Restoration research has shown that the original baroque relief was later repainted inappropriately. In 2009 the relief was removed from the niche of the altar and transferred to arestoration studio in the Heritage Office. Relief was damaged and the single wooden planks were separated, […]

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25 máj 2011

Restoration of stone spiral stairs and brick altar table in the Lower church chapels

Restoration of stone spiral stairs and brick altar table in the Lower church chapels

  There are stone spiral stairs in chapels 4 and 6 of the Lower church. Before starting the restoration of frescoes it was necessary to stabilize all disturbed static structures. They were seriously damaged and nearly destroyed. We have improved both thetechnical state and the aesthetic appearance ​​of these historical constructions. The repair of the […]

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24 máj 2011

The altars in the side chapels of the Lower church

The altars in the side chapels of the Lower church

Fragments of the original Baroque altars in chapel 4 and chapel 6 have been preserved, statues of angels and sculpture of Christ lying in the tomb, of Pieta and Maria Magdalena have been stolen. The main sections of the altars were preserved, but were in very poor condition – they had suffered from attacks by […]

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17 máj 2011

The reconstruction of the roof of the Lower church

The reconstruction of the roof of the Lower church

Roof on the Lower Church – the three towers – have been damaged over time. Rack roof trusses were damaged and required carpentry repair or exchange. In accordance with the original Baroque concept the roof was returned to its original state (as identified by historical research), with the front facade surmounted by a Baroque attic (in […]

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17 máj 2011

Landscaping of former garden behind the Lower Church – construction of the natural stage for liturgical purposes

Landscaping  of former garden behind the Lower Church – construction of the natural stage for liturgical purposes

Garden behind the Lower Church was long-neglected and the terrain was marked by rubble,which created unnatural uneveness. The meadow behind the Lower Church has become avenue of pilgrimages in recent years. The terrain was modified to smooth the slope. Stone retaining wall was completed covered with a wooden shingle roof. The wall was finished with lime […]

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17 máj 2011

Curative interventions in the lime alley

Curative interventions in the lime alley

The health of the trees in the alley is poor. It was necessary for researchers to implement recovery dendrology work – to crop dry branches and cut down diseased individuals. In the future, further reconstruction will be done in parts, to maintain the atmosphere of today’s ancient trees and to gradually replace them all. The […]

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16 máj 2011

Restoration of baroque frescoes in the chapel 6 – The chapel of the Sorrowful heart of Virgin Maryfresiek v kaplnke č. 6 – Bolestného srdca Panny Márie

Restoration of baroque frescoes in the chapel 6 – The chapel of the Sorrowful heart of Virgin Maryfresiek v kaplnke č. 6 – Bolestného srdca Panny Márie

Restoration work on rescuing the Baroque frescoes of chapel 6 began in 2008. The frescoes were threatened by encroaching moisture in the walls and consequent sloughing. It was necessary to carry out urgent restoration, and recovery of the overall chapel space – drainage under the pavement in the interior, repair of grilles and access doors […]

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13 máj 2011

Restoration of baroque frescoes in the chapel 4 – The chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Restoration of baroque frescoes in the chapel 4 – The chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Restoration work on the precious Baroque frescoes of chapel 4,which were damaged by wet walls, began in 2005. Plaster was cracked and in many places the original frescoes had harmful cement seals. Before and during the restoration it was necessary to carry out urgent restoration work-fixing flaking originals, removing the cement seals and fixing the […]

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12 máj 2011

Reconstruction of courtyard behind the Lower church, building sewers and water mains

Reconstruction of courtyard behind the Lower church, building sewers and water mains

Courtyard behind the Lower Church was devastated and there was a leakage into the interior walls with baroque frescoes. It was necessary to implement a system of drainage, as well as stabilisation of foundations of central chapel from the back. Part of the project involved repair of the stone retaining wall behind the church, reconstruction […]

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