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Pilgrimage Park Kalwaria Zebrzydowska

Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: The Mannerist Architectural and Park Landscape Complex and Pilgrimage Park: The Calvary Sanctuary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is the second most important destination of pilgrimage in Poland. The Calvary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska was founded by Mikołaj Zebrzydowski, a religious Polish nobleman. It was built in 1605-1632. The Calvary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska served as an alternative for the dangerous and expensive pilgrimage to Jerusalem. The 17th century Basilica of Our Lady of Angels is the heart of the Sanctuary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. The 42 chapels of the calvary are scattered on the slopes of Żar Mountain at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. Each of the chapels is different, the most famous are the Chapel with the icon of Our Lady of Kalwaria and the Chapel of St. Anthony of Padua, both located in the Basilica of Our Lady of Angels. The Calvary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is still today an important place of pilgrimage in Poland. The most famous pilgrim was the Polish-born Pope John Paul II. The Calvary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska was built in the Mannerist style. Other Mannerist Architecture in Poland can be found in Zamosc and Kraków. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: The Mannerist Architectural and Park Landscape Complex and Pilgrimage Park gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1999.

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Pilgrimage Park Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - Calvary Sanctuary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: The Virgin Mary's Cottage. The Pilgrimage Park of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is situated nearby...

Calvary Sanctuary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: The Virgin Mary's Cottage. The Pilgrimage Park of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is situated nearby the Polish town of Krakow. The calvary is the largest calvary sanctuary in Europe, it was created to provide pilgrims with a substitute of Jerusalem. The chapels of the calvary were built in the Baroque and Mannerist styles between 1605 and 1617. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: the Mannerist Architectural and Park Landscape Complex and Pilgrimage Park was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1999.

  1. Pilgrimage Park Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - Calvary Sanctuary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: The Virgin Mary's Cottage. The Pilgrimage Park of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is situated nearby...

    Calvary Sanctuary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: The Virgin Mary's Cottage. The Pilgrimage Park of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is situated nearby the Polish town of Krakow. The calvary is the largest calvary sanctuary in Europe, it was created to provide pilgrims with a substitute of Jerusalem. The chapels of the calvary were built in the Baroque and Mannerist styles between 1605 and 1617. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: the Mannerist Architectural and Park Landscape Complex and Pilgrimage Park was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1999.

  2. Pilgrimage Park Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - Calvary Sanctuary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: Herod's Palace is one of the stations. The Calvary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska was founded by Mikołaj...

    Calvary Sanctuary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: Herod's Palace is one of the stations. The Calvary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska was founded by Mikołaj Zebrzydowski, a religious Polish nobleman. The Calvary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is widely known for its Stations of the Cross, the calvary is inspired by the Calvary of Jerusalem. De chapels are situated in the quiet landscape of southern Poland, each of the chapels is different. The chapels are connected by several Calvarian Paths, these overlapping paths are five km long.

  3. Pilgrimage Park Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - Calvary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: Each of the 42 chapels is different and represents a site of Jerusalem in the New Testament and / or a...

    Calvary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: Each of the 42 chapels is different and represents a site of Jerusalem in the New Testament and / or a Christian tradition. The most worshiped place is the chapel with the icon of Our Lady of Kalwaria, followed by the chapel of St. Anthony of Padua, both situated in the Basilica of Our Lady of Angels. Each year, thousands of pilgrims visit the icon of Our Lady of Kalwaria, one of the most sacred icons in Poland. The basilica is the starting point of several routes, the Calvarian Paths, connecting the different chapels of the calvary.

  4. Pilgrimage Park Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - The Basilica of Our Lady of Angels is the heart of the Calvary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. The 17th century Baroque basilica adjoins a Franciscan...

    The Basilica of Our Lady of Angels is the heart of the Calvary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. The 17th century Baroque basilica adjoins a Franciscan monastery dating from the same period. The Basilica of Our Lady of Angels houses the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Kalwaria, according to a legend, the icon wept in 1641. The basilica is the starting point of several pilgrimage routes along the Stations of the Cross. The Calvary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is based on the Stations of the Cross in Jerusalem, the Via Dolorosa.

  5. Pilgrimage Park Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - The Calvary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is based on the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem. The chapels of the Calvary Sanctuary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska...

    The Calvary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is based on the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem. The chapels of the Calvary Sanctuary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska are scattered on the slopes of the 527 metres high Żar Mountain in the Carpathian Foothills, about 33 km southwest of Kraków in Poland. The hills and streams of the Pilgrimage Park of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska have names such as 'Zion', 'Mount of Olives', 'Getsemane' and 'Golgotha'. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is famous for its mystery plays and religious celebrations during the Holy Week.

  6. Pilgrimage Park Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: The Bridge of Angels is decorated with statues of archangels. The Calvary Kalwaria Zebrzydowska was built in the period...

    Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: The Bridge of Angels is decorated with statues of archangels. The Calvary Kalwaria Zebrzydowska was built in the period 1605-1632. The pilgrimage park is situated close to Krakow, it is the largest calvary sanctuary in Europe, the pilgrimage park was built as an alternative for the dangerous and expensive pilgrimage to Jerusalem. The Mannerist Architectural and Park Landscape Complex and Pilgrimage Park of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1999.

  7. Pilgrimage Park Kalwaria Zebrzydowska - Calvary Sanctuary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: Inside one of the chapels. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is still an important place of Christian pilgrimage...

    Calvary Sanctuary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: Inside one of the chapels. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is still an important place of Christian pilgrimage and Poland's second most important historic destination for pilgrims. The most famous pilgrim was the Polish-born Pope John Paul II, he visited the Pilgrimage Park of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska in 1979 and 2002. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: the Mannerist Architectural and Park Landscape Complex and Pilgrimage Park gainded status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1999.