Levoča and Spišská Kapitula (english)
The former royal town Levoča, is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its charming atmosphere you get an impression of being in the royal age. The city is still surrounded by medieval walls. More than 300 cultural and historical monuments are located in the town.
There is a Roman Catholic Church of St. Jakub from the 14th-century with the highest wooden gothic altar in the world and one of the most visited museums in Slovakia, the Spiš Museum. The town also has a cage of shame in which people were locked during the royal age if they broke the royal rules. The town also holds one of the most important pilgrimage sites the Marian hill. This pilgrimage sited was even visited by Holy Father John Paul II.
Spišská Kapitula and The Spiš Castle
Spišská Kapitula is well known as the Slovak Vatical city, because of hosting the Spiš bishopric. In the past it was perceived as a rarity due to the fact that it was designed to be the settlement only for the churchmen. Spišská Kapitula is a city part of Spišské Podhradie, which prides itself with two entrance gates from the 14th century. Together they belong to the UNESCO monuments.
The Spiš Castle spreading over 4 hectares, is one of the largest and most visited castles in Central Europe. In 1993, The Spiš Castle was the first castle in Slovakia to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Walking to the Spiš castle from the city part of Spišské Podhradie takes about 1 hour!
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