Levoca, Slovakia

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

Levoca's main sights are located in the attractive, medieval town center.
S1 Kostol sv. Jakuba: St James's Church Nam. Majstra Pavla Summer Su 13-17:00, M11-17:30, Tu-Sa9-17:30, Winter Tu-Sa 8-16:00 40sk, st.20sk - from building opposite the Church. No photography
Built in 14th C, Gothic Style. One of the largest churches in Slovakia, houses the highest Gothic altar in the world, a masterpiece created by Master Pavla, his work is considered to be some of the finest woodcarving in the world. The Church contains a number of his sculptures and woodcarvings.
S2 Radnica (Town Hall) & Museum 20sk
Tu-Su8-16:00, May 1-Oct31 M-F9-17:00 break at lunchtime.
Built in 16th C, Gothic style with Renaissance arcades. In front of the Town Hall stands the
'Cage of Disgrace' - used in the past for the punishment of women who committed moral crimes. (See White Lady of Levoca Performance under Festivals)
good English and German, Infos about town by tape, as well.
S3 Dom Majstra Pavla (Master Paul's House) Nam Majstra Pavla May 1 - Oct 31, Tu-Su 9-17:00, Nov 1- Apr 30 Tu-Su 8-16:00, Lunch: 11-11:30
Entry fee: 15sk, st.5sk Former home of Master Paul. Houses many of his sculptures and woodcarvings.
S4 Spisske Podhradie (Spisske Hrad) Ruins of a big castle 15 km from Levoca, lots of buses from Levoca (foreign travel agent buses as well, you can try to hitch) The largest castle in Central Europe, is now listed as one of the world Heritage sights
S5 The Basilica of Virgin Mary: The pilgrimage church. This is an excellent sight to see, 2km out from the town. It stands alone on a hill, making it a great place for a picnic. You must be relatively fit for the walk. In July, 250,000 people come here on the pilgrim walk. Highly Rec

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