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Polhov Gradec - Calvary or Old Castle

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Calvary or Old castle (450 metres) is a smaller hill, which raises above the village Polhov Gradec. We can start the walk to Calvary from the castle park at Polhov Gradec Mansion or by the Church of the Birth of Mary in the old village centre. The path goes through the wood, it is easy and takes about 15 minutes. At the top is a wonderful view to surroundings, the chapel, ruins, information board and stamp Calvary. It used to be medieval castle on the top, which beginnings go to the time of the Carinthia independence. Its first owners were the Polhograd counts, who sold it together with the hill to the Celje counts. The old castle had circular towers and intermediate high walls. In the year 1514 the castle was robbed and burnt down by the peasant rebellion. In the ruins they built the castle summerhouse in the second half of the 19th century by the order of Antonija Blagaj, which was later changed to the chapel with lantern accessory and pyramidal roof. The count Rihard Ursini Blagaj was the first mayor of Polhov Gradec and during his proprietorship the manor house experienced lots of progressive illuminating ideas. To the chapel on the top they built small chapels with pictures of Stations of the Cross. After the Second World War the chapels were long time falling into decay, until they renovated them at the end of the eighties in the 20th century. By the foothills of the Calvary or Old castle flows Mala voda and Bozna (Velika voda), which are then united under the village to the Gradascica River.


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Calvary or Old Castle - Polhov Gradec - Calvary or Old Castle

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Polhov Gradec - Calvary or Old Castle
Calvary or Old Castle - Path to Calvary from castle park at Polhov Gradec Mansion

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Path to Calvary from castle park at Polhov Gradec Mansion
Calvary or Old Castle - Foot path to the Old Castle in the forest

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Foot path to the Old Castle in the forest
Calvary or Old Castle - Chapels of the Way of the Cross

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Chapels of the Way of the Cross
Calvary or Old Castle - Sculpture - bronze relief of artist Franc Gorse

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Sculpture - bronze relief of artist Franc Gorse
Calvary or Old Castle - View of Polhov Gradec from the way to Calvary

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View of Polhov Gradec from the way to Calvary
Calvary or Old Castle - Chapels of the Way of the Cross soon below the summit of Calvary

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Chapels of the Way of the Cross soon below the summit of Calvary
Calvary or Old Castle - Chapel at the summit of Calvary above Polhov Gradec

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Chapel at the summit of Calvary above Polhov Gradec
Calvary or Old Castle - Top of the Calvary or Old Castle

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Top of the Calvary or Old Castle
Calvary or Old Castle - Chapel on the top of Calvary

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Chapel on the top of Calvary
Calvary or Old Castle - Shutters on the chapel

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Shutters on the chapel
Calvary or Old Castle - Information board on the top of Calvary

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Information board on the top of Calvary
Calvary or Old Castle - Direction of the neighbourhood summits and places

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Direction of the neighbourhood summits and places
Calvary or Old Castle - Stamp Calvary

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Stamp Calvary
Calvary or Old Castle - Chapels of Stations on the way to old village centre of Polhov Gradec

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Chapels of Stations on the way to old village centre of Polhov Gradec

Hotels, Apartments and Rooms

Polhov Gradec
from 30 €
Horjul
from 64 €
Medvode
from 49 €
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