Today we visited the small historical town of Levoča listed in UNESCO. In medieval times, the town belonged to the prominent European towns. It is still almost completely surrounded by medieval walls. Levoča was not only amongst the first three royal towns in the former Hungarian Kingdom but also a center of renaissance and humanism. The main town square is named after a famous artist born in Levoča – Master Paul. It is one of the largest medieval squares in Central Europe. A very talented carver, Master Paul, created many works that are scattered all across Slovakia. The most significant one remains hidden in the heart of Levoča, in the St. James church. The late Gothic wooden altar is with its height of 18,6 meter the highest altar of its kind in the world. It was built of lime wood without the use of a single iron nail. The Town Hall with a characteristic renaissance tower clock is located right in the heart of the town next to the St. James church. One of the most beautiful burgher houses in the historic center of Levoča is called Thurzo house. This Renaissance palace was built in the 15th century and was owned by one of the leading Hungarian magnate families – Thurzo family famous mainly for establishing a worldwide monopoly on the copper market. On the hill above the city is a pilgrimage place with Basilica of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the 13th century.
Parking location – Levoča: 49.028644N 20.594703E