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Kalwaria Paclawska is situated in the picturesque landscape of the eastern Carpathian Foothills, 25 km southeast of Przemysl. The region is overtopped by the towers of a church, dedicated to the Feast of Finding of the Holy Cross, and of a Franciscan monastery.
According to legend, the voivode of Podolia, Andrzej Maksymilian Fredro, hunting in the local forest, spotted a stag with a cross showing between its antlers, and resolved to build a church and monastery on the site. Franciscan friars arrived there in 1668, and three years later a wooden church was erected. As the hill was found resembling Mount of Olives, the founder set crosses on the slopes so that a soul could reflect by them upon the Passion of Christ. The crosses have been replaced by more than fourty chapels that are scattered over the fields and forests on both sides of the Wiar River, which is the local Kidron.
The Baroque church was built in 1770-1775 by Szczepan Dwernicki, the cup-bearer of Przemysl. INFO FROM

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