Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Levoča - Slovakia

Here it comes another card from Slovakia, this one sent by Andrzej. The historic town of Levoča together with the Spiš Castle and the associated cultural monuments, is an UNESCO site since 2009. 

The historic town Levoča, situated in the east of the Spiš region, is a true cultural and historic jewel among the Slovak towns as it possesses a great number of architectural monuments linked with the glorious past of the town.
The Spiš town of Levoča (population 14,500) situated in the east of Slovakia below the mountain range Levočské vrchy, because of its rich history, is one of the most visited by tourist in the country.

Foto © Ladislav Jirousek
The dominant part of the old Levoča is the large rectangular square, with the Roman-Catholic St. James church from the 14th century, which is one of the most important sacral buildings in Slovakia. 
The church neighbours with the arcaded building of the former Town Hall which was built after the fire in 1550 and is one of the finest buildings of secular Renaissance architecture in Slovakia. - in: http://slovakia.travel/en/levoca

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