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St. Jacob's Church

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Address: Namestie majstra Pavla 52, Levoca 054 01, Slovakia
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+421 53/451 23 47

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Another gothic gem

This church is a truly memorable Churcĺh, especially if you are a fan of gothic architecture and the medieval period. The church itself houses 18 altars of varying sizes. The main... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bridget J
Luton, United Kingdom
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Luton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is a truly memorable Churcĺh, especially if you are a fan of gothic architecture and the medieval period. The church itself houses 18 altars of varying sizes. The main altar - the tallest gothic altar in the world is simply stunning, but I would definitely recommend bringing binoculars if you want to see details. There are also some... More 

Thank Bridget J
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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625 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Right in the middle of the town, this is one of top attractions of Levoca, the other being the old town hall. Second biggest church in Slovakia, with impressive tower. Visiting in two stages. Stage one: opposite main entry to the church there's a new town hall, where you buy your tickets to see St. Jacob's church inside - photos... More 

1 Thank endrju_74
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This was a nice shorty tour. It was only in Slovakian but you didn't really need to understand everything there was plenty of reading bit online and available.

Thank Craig P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This church is beautiful with its gothic altars. There are amazing paintings and sculptures all around. The young ticketseller and the guard are however upright rude, they make you feel as if they wanted u to leave asap. They chased us out after 30 minutes, even though there was only 1 small group besides us. They say the ticket is... More 

2 Thank Zsuzsa Z
Lisbon, Portugal
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The whole town is a harmonious patrimony. Enjoy the several monuments and be sure that you’ll not miss the magnificent gothic altar in the Saint James church. Enjoy as much as we did!

Thank Vitor A
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Outside it seems a normal ordinary church, but inside there are many master pieces such as the biggest altar in wood

Thank Marc B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Must see. Amazing. Every single visitor has to see the church. Highly recommended. Has to be a part of everybody's education.

Thank kardotib
Auburn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

This is a priceless work of religious architecture that must be seen. Since it is so important, certain limitations are in place to protect it. No pictures because if non-flash pictures are allowed, there will always be someone who either refuses to turn their flash off or does not know how. Visits are limited to 30 minutes, with a guide.... More 

Thank Larry087_12
Talladega, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

St. Jacob's/St. James' Church contains the highest Medieval altar ever made, carved in wood by Master Paul of Levoca. His work is scattered throughout Slovakia. Seeing teh altar is worth the trip. One doesn't need a guide to understand the church's sculptures. We had a personal Slovak guide but English-language explanatory sheets are available, so there must have been some... More 

Thank sateldegaman
Mount Olive, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Our visit started out well at the Kassa and only got better from there first the lady who took our money was exceptionally friendly and as we entered the cathedral provided additional information and her insight into the building and all the various cultures along with some uniquenesses that were not covered in the information that we have been provided.... More 

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