Levoca, Slovakia

Area Code 053, TC $1=43.20, Aug 20, 00

Situated in Eastern Slovakia, 25km from Poprad, Levoca is an attractive historic town that is popular with day trippers - it is easily visited from Poprad or any of the High Tatras towns. Half to 1 day is enough to see the sights.
During the 14th & 15th C. Levoca was a major trade center in Central Europe however from the 17th C onward its importance waned. Now a small quiet local town, its rich heritage is visible only in the medieval architecture of the central area.
i Tourist Office: Aices: Nam Majstra Pavla 58 T513763 M9-13:00,Tu-F9-16:30, Sa/Su9:30-13:00
Free basic map of Levoca. Accommodation info - Pensions
200-300sk/p, Exchange. speak good English.
$1 VU Bank: Nam. Majstra Pavla 28, S-E part of Nam Majtra Pavla (main square). M-W, F 7:45-15:45, Th7:45-11:45, Com. 1%
$2 money changer: Slovenska Sporitelna: Nam Majstra Pavla 58 next to info office, ATM M9-17:00,Tu-Fr9-18:00, Sa/Su9:30-17:30 Cash only. no com.
$a ATM several. one at side of Tourist office.
P Police: Nam. Majstra Pavla
H1 Hospital: Probstnerova cesta
Hp Pharmacy: Nam. Majstra Pavla 13, near 3 Apostalov Restaurant.
M0 Post/Telephone Office Nam. Majstra Pavla,
M-F8-17:00, Sa8-11:00

As the train station is not on a main line most travelers arrive in Levoca by bus.
T Train Station 2km S from the town center.
Services to Spisska Nova Ves.
B1 Bus Terminal: 15min walk downhill SE from the town center . When arriving in Levoca, follow the locals up the small path, through the housing estate, turn left after the Police Station and continue straight.
Even locals have problems working out the very complicated bus timetables on the wall. Regular services to
Poprad 30min, 24-30sk ( 10sk for luggage), Kosice 2hr, ? 65sk.

Local Transport
Levoca is easily manageable by walking.
Taxi ?
Bus A bus runs from near the bus station around the outer section of town but doesn't seem to go very often. Much quicker to walk - like the locals do.

m Market ?
s Souvenir shops: Darieky/Deja Vu Nam Majstra Pavla 65
s Supermarket: Nam. Majstra Pavla 12

c Cinemas: Kino Usmev ul Uholna, next to Tourist Office. 40-50sk

Jan 1 PH New Years Day
May Old Music Festival
Jul 2 Pilgrimage to the Bazilika Panny Marie (The Basilica of Virgin Mary) 1000's of pilgrims visit Levoca at this time - avoid it.
Jul-Aug Levcska Biela Pani - White Lady performances W11:00, 14:00, held at the town hall. Reenactment of the legend of the White Lady Of Levoca - a woman who betrayed the city by opening the gate to a secret passage and admitting enemy troops (one of whom was her lover). She was locked in the cage, displayed to the community, before being beheaded.
Dec 25 PH Christmas Day

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