Badija: The Chapel of the Holy Cross
It was designed by Venetian architect Giorgio Massari one of the masters of that period.
Situated on the north side of the Monastery (see the plan and photo below) the Chapel is dominated by colossal marble altar in an arched wall niche. It also house numerous votive offerings/ tiles .
The initial reason to build the Chapel was to house the statue of the Christ on the cross created by Juraj Petrovic in 1457 as monks considered that statute to be of great importance.
The construction period was about 40 years and finally, upon the completion of the Chapel, the cross was brought in with large procession held on 25th of July 1763.
Since that day the Chapel became a place of yearly pilgrimage and traditional procession of The Pardon of Assisi (locally called “Perdun” )