120 min

Resort Levočská dolina

Levoča
Nature
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Resort Levočská dolina (Ski center Levoča) is located in Levočské vrchy, 6 km north of Levoča. The resort has two ski lifts with a length of 850 and 710 m with slopes suitable for intermediate and advanced skiers. A ski lift (length 210 m) and a cable lift (length 60 m) with easy slopes are reserved for children and beginners.

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60 min

Levoča

Levoča
Culture

A town in northeastern Slovakia, located in the Prešov Region, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. In addition to cultural monuments of international importance, Levoča also has quality and attractive natural conditions. A dense network of marked hiking and cycling trails leads through the Levoča Hills. It is a city monument reserve and thanks to the number of monuments and artistic gems, it is one of the most beautiful historical cities in Slovakia. The most important and unique monument is the Church of St. James. The city has a huge medieval square surrounded by Renaissance houses, the famous Renaissance town hall, two other rare churches with a Baroque interior, the classicist buildings of the county house and the Evangelical church. A significant event is the Marian Pilgrimage.

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30 min

Basilica of St. James

Levoča
Culture

The Gothic sacral building is the parish church of the Levoča Roman Catholic parish. It is dedicated to the apostle St. To the elder James. It is the largest sacral building in Spiš and has the second highest internal height of the nave in Slovakia. With its valuable interior equipment (collection of Gothic winged altars, rare furniture, several unique works of art), it ranks among the most valuable historical monuments in our country. Proof of this is not only the extraordinary attendance of the church but also the fact that thanks to it, Levoča was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2009 as part of the Levoča ensemble, Spiš Castle and the surrounding monuments. In 2015, Pope Francis elevated the church to a minor basilica.

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30 min

Spišské Podhradie

Spišské Podhradie
Culture

A town in Slovakia located in the Prešov Region in the district of Levoča. The town is located in the Hornád basin, in the valley of the river Margecianka. An important architectural monument in the city is the Romanesque church with Gothic and later Classicist reconstructions and a Gothic winged altar from 1500 in the interior. The town has a Renaissance town hall from 1546, Renaissance and Baroque craft and burgher houses, a church and monastery of the Merciful Brothers, rebuilt in the Baroque style and a Baroque Marian column. Undoubtedly an interesting place that is worth visiting near Podhradie is a travertine hill known as Gray Beard.

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Diocese of Spiš

Spišské Podhradie
Culture

Former independent village in eastern Slovakia in the Hornád basin, part of Spišské Podhradie since 1948. The Slovak "Vatican" is the ecclesiastical town of Spišská Kapitula, from which ecclesiastical life has long been organized not only in Spiš by bishops and canons. The town, together with other monuments in the vicinity of Spiš Castle, is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The most important building of the Spiš Chapter is the late Romanesque Cathedral of St. Martina. The bishop's palace was built at the same time as the cathedral as a prepostal palace. In the past, a French park was located near the palace, which was entered through the so-called so-called The clock tower from 1739. Spišská Kapitula is a part of Spišské Podhradie.

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15 min

Chapel of the Holy Cross

Spišské Podhradie
Culture

Chapel of St. The Cross on Gray Beard is part of a unique landscape calvary currently known as Spišský Jeruzalem, which dates from the 17th century and is probably the oldest calvary in Slovakia (there are 113 calvary in Slovakia). The overall, long-forgotten, symbolic frame of the Jerusalem-type calvary in Pažice near the Spiš Chapter was discovered in 2002. This happened on the basis of the work of the Slovak Environment Agency in Banská Bystrica as part of the task "Landscape of the Regions of the Slovak Republic".

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15 min

Sivá brada

Spišské Podhradie
Nature

It is a travertine mound located near Spišské Podhradie. At the top there is a mineral spring forming a small lake, other mineral springs spring up in the area. It is currently a national nature reserve. Kopa is located in the Hornád basin in the overburden of sediments of the Central Carpathian Paleogene basin. Like other travertine hills in the vicinity of Spišské Podhradie, Sivá Brada is a consequence of the existence of a crossing of faults in the eastern continuation of the Vikart ridge and faults limiting the Branisko mountain range. Along the faults, circulating CO2-rich groundwater emerges from the underlying Mesolithic limestones in the deeper parts of the basin. Travertines are of the Holocene to recent age. The current active mound originated as a parasitic spring at the foot of an older mound several decades ago. You will also find the idyllic Baroque chapel of St. Cross from 1675.

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60 min

Mariánska hora

Levoča
Culture

Mariánska hora (760.5 m above sea level) is a hill in Levočské vrchy, located above the town of Levoča in the southern part of the mountain range. Below the peak is the Basilica of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary, which is one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Slovakia. From the basilica there are views of Levoča and its wider surroundings.

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30 min

Church of Saint Ladislaus

Spišský Štvrtok
Culture

The church in the village of Spišský Štvrtok is one of the oldest churches in Spiš. Its architecture is an example of the gradual penetration of classical Gothic into the late Romanesque style. It is a Catholic, Minorite, monastic church. The main altar of St. Ladislava is a Baroque, cloister with column and pilaster architecture, reduced by an extension and statues, paintings and acanthus ornaments. The benches are rococo, on the sides with rocaille ornaments from the 18th century. From the original equipment of the church, the Gothic winged altar of St. Catherine of Alexandria from around 1490 has been located since 1806 in the Catholic Church in Turany. The chapel is part of the parish church of the Roman Catholic Church in Spišský Štvrtok and is open to tourists on request.

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30 min

Palast von Spissky Hrhov

Spišský Hrhov
Culture

The land on which the monument is built originally belonged to the Görgey family. It was one of the most important Spiš colonizing families, who settled in the village in 1278. Part of the manor is the chapel of St. Anny, built in its northwestern part in the same Neo-Baroque style. The roof has the shape of a hemisphere. The tower has a four-sided clock made by a Viennese company and a bell from 1895. The clock is still functional today and strikes very accurately. The interior of the chapel consists of an altar made of white marble with the image of St. Anny from 1889. Since 1945, the manor is owned by the state, it served as a children's home, later a children's educational institution. Today, there is a reeducation center for young people on the premises.

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