Levoča Tourism & Travel Guide

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The Medieval Squares of Eastern Europe

As I traveled deeper into Eastern Europe, the castles becoming more romantic, the squares prettie...

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The biggest castle in Slovakia – UNESCO Spiš Castle

The Spiš Castle was built in the beginning of the 12th century and is one of the largest c...

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About Levoča

Finally, I reached the walled town of Levoča in Slovakia with its Renaissance houses and 14th Century Roman Catholic Church of St. Jakub in the large Namestie Majstra Pavla Square. The church is a virtual museum of medieval religious art, its prized treasure a carved and painted 18.6 meter tall wooden late-Gothic altar, the tallest in Europe, carved by Master Pavol of Levoča in 1507-1517 – it is splendid, both for the artist, as well as the spiritual, in one. Three weeks of medieval squares, and the charm did not wear off. That is the appeal of fairy tales in the wake of modern urban living. They somehow manage to keep their innocence and simplicity intact, through time, and despite time :)

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