St. Egidius Basilica

St. Egidius Basilica, Bardejov

St. Egidius Basilica
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Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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Norbert
Bardejov, Slovakia7 contributions
Really beautiful church
Aug 2019 • Friends
One of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. Wort going on top of the tower, you will see nice view.
Written 3 August 2019
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endrju_74
Ipswich, UK4,851 contributions
Basilica of St Giles
Jun 2018 • Family
This is the main roman catholic church in Bardejov. Built in the beginning of 13th century by Cistercian monks from Koprzywnica in Poland. Monks didn't last here for long, but the church grew bigger and bigger over the centuries. Main entrance from Radnicne namestie (market square), just opposite town hall. Tourists only welcome if there's no service hold in church. Small ticket office with souvenirs in entrance. Leaflets describing the church in many languages, also man selling them seems to speak in all of those languages. He was very good in Polish and English. He probably knows absolutely everything about the church and Bardejow town, so ask him for information instead of buying a leaflet. Large gothic nave with slightly smaller presbitery. All superbly deocrated, especially with many gothic wonged altars from late 15th/early 16th century - probably the biggest such assembly we've seen. Church tower is open for tourists as well, with very narrow staircase at first stage. Great views over the town.
Written 3 March 2019
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T0urist7
Warsaw, Poland1,393 contributions
hidden gem
Sep 2018 • Friends
The basilica is a place for lovers of architecture and history. A medieval church from the 15th century. A beautiful interior with a very interesting collection of altars placed on the side aisles. You will find there old sculptures, among others Wit Stwosz and magnificent stone pastophorium. The neo-Gothic wooden main altar is amazing.
Written 26 October 2018
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Greenlakereener
Vancouver, Canada625 contributions
Cathedral Okay But Climb the Tower For Great Views
Sep 2018 • Couples
For 3€ you gain entrance to the cathedral and can climb the tower. The cathedral is typical of many in Europe and is okay, but the real highlight is the view you get when you climb the tower.
The stairs are very steep, narrow and a bit tricky to climb, but when you get to the top you can see all over the square, the town hall and it is a great place to get some photos. If you can handle stairs, definitely climb up for the view.
Written 24 September 2018
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mimi2937
New York City, NY26 contributions
Heavenly
Aug 2018 • Friends
A highlight of the main square. Especially beautiful lit at night. Bardejov itself is an incredible gem.
Written 6 August 2018
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sally j
Chelmsford, UK1,202 contributions
Great View From The Tower
Jun 2018 • Couples
We visited here last month, there was a service going on, but we just stood at the back. The cathedral is very Gothic in style, my husband climbed up the bell tower, he took lots of photos, the view looked amazing.
Written 19 July 2018
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Dragana V
Ghent, Belgium120 contributions
surprisingly beautiful
Jul 2018 • Family
This church has paintings from the XVI century. It is very beautiful and the contemporary spiritual music made our visit even more pleasant.
Written 12 July 2018
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AndrejaKo
Maribor, Slovenia956 contributions
old town
May 2018 • Couples
located on the central square, main focal point. did not go in, but there were plenty of people attending may services int he evening
Written 9 June 2018
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Filip P
Lodz, Poland82 contributions
Best attraction in Bardejov
Jan 2018 • Couples
For 3€ you can buy a ticket to visit the church inside as well as climb the tower to admire the view on the old market. The staircase, however, is very narrow and scarcely lit.
Written 26 January 2018
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Peter B
Bratislava Region, Slovakia46 contributions
Of course a must to see once in Bardejov
Sep 2017
And as well to climb up the tower is a good idea to see the lovely medieval city centre. It is for few euros extra fee, but well worth it.

Written 12 September 2017
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