Tag - UNESCO

RUSKÁ BYSTRÁ

The Greek Catholic Wooden Church of St. Nicolas the Bishop (UNESCO) was built at the beginning of the 18th century, in the years 1720 to 1730. The log building consists of three parts and two towers. It is covered by a shingle roof with almost perfect geometric shapes resembles...

BODRUŽAL

The Greek Catholic church of St. Nicholas is part of a unique urban unit on an elevated position in the center of the village Bodružal. The church is surrounded with the cemetery, wall, and belfry from the 19th century. It was built in 1658 and consists of three interconnected square...

BARDEJOV

We have stopped for a lunch in the historical gem of eastern Slovakia (parking 4 EUR). The town of Bardejov in the Eastern part of Slovakia (UNESCO) is enhanced by the pleasant landscape with numerous landmarks. The city lies in the calm valley of the Bardejovský brook on the south...

HERVARTOV

We made it to north-east Slovakia to Hervartov village. In historical records, the village was first mentioned in 1406. Here we found one of the most valuable sacral buildings in Slovakia – the Roman Catholic Church of St. Francis of Assisi. It was built in the late 15th century made of...

SPIŠ CASTLE

Our last today’s stop was UNESCO listed castle (entrance 8 EUR) located in the lands of Spis, the north-western region of Eastern Slovakia. The magnificent large castle is standing proudly on the hill above the plebs. It was built some 900 years ago, in the 12th century, on the site of an...

SPIŠSKÁ KAPITULA

Today’s other shortstop was a formerly independent municipality in Eastern Slovakia listed in UNESCO. It was one of the centers of the ecclesiastic education in Slovakia. It consists of the Cathedral of St. Martin with two towers built between the years 1245-1275. In 1382 a Corpus Christi...

LEVOČA

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...

VLKOLÍNEC

Finally, we have got a nice sunny summer day, which we spent in UNESCO listed picturesque village Vlkolínec (entrance 3 EUR – only if you want to visit the museum). It is a remarkably well preserved rural medieval settlement featuring wooden architecture typical of hillside and...

HRONSEK

In rainy weather we have arrived at a small village Hronsek with UNESCO listed Wooden articular Church. It is 8 meters high wooden structure built in the shape of the cross with arms 23 and 18 meters long. As there are many unusual motives from Scandinavian architecture, it is assumed...

BANSKÁ ŠTIAVNICA

Today we spent a day and night in the Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica located in the mountains of Štiavnické Vrchy. This old medieval mining center grew into a town with Renaissance palaces, 16th-century churches, elegant squares and castles. The urban center blends into the surrounding...