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Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: the Mannerist Architectural and Park Landscape Complex and Pilgrimage Park
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 17th century
Date of Inscription: 1999
Location: Europe, Poland, Lesser Poland (Malopolska).Voivodship (formerly Bielsko-Biala)
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Description: Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is an incredible cultural landscape of vast spiritual impact. At the beginning of the 17th century a series of symbolic places of worship relating to the Passion of Jesus Christ and the life of the Virgin Mary was laid out within the site’s natural setting, which has since remained close to unchanged. Today it still acts as a place of pilgrimage. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is a town in southern Poland with 4,400 inhabitants (as of 1998). It is situated in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship (since 1999); previously it was in Bielsko-Biała Voivodeship (1975-1998). It is the best known sanctuary in Poland, after Jasna Gora in Częstochowa. The Mannerist architectural and park landscape complex and pilgrimage park in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska were entered in 1999 onto the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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