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Newly repaired Stations of the Cross above Cvikov

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Zwickau - Calvary
Inserted: 28.11.2021
Author: Martin Javorský © gigaplaces.com
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On the north-eastern edge of the North Bohemian town of Cvikov, there is a small hill – Calvary Hill (sometimes called Křížový), where there are fourteen chapels in the alley of mature trees depicting the cessation of Jesus' suffering and a chapel of the „Holy Sepulcher“ and several statues. The chapels and sculptures on the Stations of the Cross are protected as a cultural monument of the Czech Republic.

Chapels

The first chapels were consecrated as early as 1730, the others gradually until 1751. After the Second World War, the entire pilgrimage area gradually fell into disrepair. Fortunately, it was renovated in 1991 by the Cvikov town hall, the last repair was carried out in the autumn of 2011. It can be seen that the city is looking at this monument.

Chapels
Author: Martin Javorský © gigaplaces.com

The tomb of God

At the foot of the highest point of the hill at an altitude of 437 m above sea level is built the top chapel – the Holy Sepulcher. This building has been repaired, but inside it is empty and not accessible to the public. At the very top behind the chapel is a platform with several statues, which were unfortunately damaged.

The tomb of God
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Rising alley

From the terrace in front of God's tomb there is a nice view of the alleys of mature linden trees towards the city.

Rising alley
Author: Martin Javorský © gigaplaces.com
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