“We have reconstructed the Chapel of the Holy Cross on Petřín to return to its original appearance. Insensitive interventions done in the past spoilt the look of the building. I think a well restored chapel will become another popular destination for walks in the Petřín Gardens,” Petr Hlubuček, the Deputy Mayor for the Environment says.
The Chapel of St. Cross (‘kaple sv. Kříže’ in Czech, also known as ‘kaple Kalvárie’), was built between 1732 and 1737. This chapel is part of a heritage site of the Petřín Stations of the Cross complex, along with the Church of St. Lawrence (‘kostel sv. Vavřince’), the Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre (‘kaple Božího hrobu’), and the fourteen Stations of the Cross. It was the final part of the complex awaiting restoration.