Sights & landmarks in Levoca

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  • Carol H
    De Pere, WI1,074 contributions
    This church, also called St. James Basilica Minor, dominates the main square of this historic town, and its tall slender is the most distinct feature of Levoca's silhouette. The interior houses a set of 18 altarpieces, a collection of medieval and Renaissance sacred art. The 61-ft high gilded main altarpiece is the world's tallest Gothic altar. It was carved from lime wood in 1501-1517 by Master Pavel of Levoca, who also created the six-ft high statues of the Madonna, St. James and St. John the Evangelist. An interesting anecdote: our guide told us that this Roman Catholic Church shared the space with Lutherans at one point in time.
    Written 3 December 2019
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  • Vince C
    44 contributions
    Actually visited in 2017 with the S.O. Beautiful, affordable, quiet and out of the way location easy to reach via an affordable and easily accessible train. Lovely museum and outstanding fall colors.
    Written 29 July 2022
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  • NayiU
    Banska Bystrica, Slovakia512 contributions
    This place is near the city of Levoca. You can get there by car, taxi or by walk. Church is and all surrounding is well maintained and clean ... but the reason why you should go there is the view of Levoca and vicinity ... it is awesome!
    Written 7 August 2019
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  • Carol H
    De Pere, WI1,074 contributions
    As a tourist attraction, this should only rate Average. However, for anecdotal purposes, it rises to the level of Very Good. The Cage of Shame, a 16th century contraption fashioned from wrought iron (it looks like a bird cage), is located by the south wall of the Town Hall. It was used as a form of public shaming not only in Levoca, but in many other towns across Slovakia.

    In order to maximize the dishonor, the cage was used during fairs, markets, and festivals when large crowds could be expected. People, specifically women, would be locked up for various offenses such as gossiping excessively, cheating on your spouse, public drunkenness, and other bad behaviors.

    If you look closely, you will note a small metal heart worked into the design of the door. Our local guide told us that it was to whisper to the next delinquent, "This is for your own good."
    Written 18 November 2019
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  • mmdry
    Lincoln, MA13 contributions
    Baroque majesty.
    This small gem Church is near the town wall: an ornately painted and carved masterpiece!
    Written 30 October 2018
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  • patjaniak
    Warsaw, Poland163 contributions
    It is nice church, you can also take a free folders about reformation history od Slovakia, a little know on this mainly catholic country.
    It is Simple as protestant congregation but good to see.
    Also there are nice library
    Written 27 July 2022
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  • Kamil
    Slovakia115 contributions
    Really nice place to visit.. Beautiful view - historical town Levoca, Maria Hill, High Tatras and Slovak Paradis. Must see in Town.
    Written 1 August 2017
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  • Greenlakereener
    Vancouver, Canada628 contributions
    This wall surrounds the old town square so you can’t miss it. We drove past it then parked on the outside of the wall and walked in through one of the two main gates. The thickness of the wall is very impressive and you marvel at how such a strong stone wall was constructed without modern machinery.
    You can walk down the streets of Levoča that that start at the main square and waiting a few blocks you come to the wall. It was fun to walk around and look at the old buildings and the tall stone wall.
    Written 23 September 2018
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  • NayiU
    Banska Bystrica, Slovakia512 contributions
    We need to remember those who gave their lives that we could enjoy today to visit such wonderful places like Levoca.
    Thank you
    Written 7 August 2019
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  • Greenlakereener
    Vancouver, Canada628 contributions
    This museum is easy to find as it is right on the town square and has a big MUZEUM sign on the front. We went in to ask about where the woodcarving museum was and we were informed that this museum was part of a ticket that gave entrance into three museums. So because it was included in the price of the ticket, we thought we’d go through the exhibits,
    The museum is in a very old building with gorgeous wood floors and decorated doors. Two artists, both of whom I had never heard of, had paintings featured. We quickly toured the four floors and looked at all the paintings, but we did not spend a lot of time there.
    When you get to the top floor, from the windows you get a nice view of the old town hall, cathedral and square.
    If you have time, it is worth a quick look, as the paintings are very nice, but I wouldn’t consider it a “must”.
    Written 23 September 2018
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  • Carol H
    De Pere, WI1,074 contributions
    This without a doubt the most beautiful burgher house in the historic center of Levoca! This palace was built in the 15th century and was owned by the Thurzos, a noble Hungarian family. They became famous for establishing a worldwide monopoly on the copper market along with the Fugger Family. There is also a Thurzo house in Banska Bystrica, but this one is far better, and more elaborate.

    Although rebuilt many times, this brown and tan structure kept some strong Renaissance elements including the loggia, cloisters, and buttresses. It has one of the most stunning facades I have ever seen!

    Today, it is the seat of the regional archives.
    Written 18 November 2019
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  • Greenlakereener
    Vancouver, Canada628 contributions
    The plaque commemorating the Pope’s visit to Levoča in 1995 is unassuming. Because the writing is not in English, I wasn’t even sure what it was all about until someone told me. Not really a highlight of this beautiful medieval town,
    Written 23 September 2018
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  • jurgisk_lv
    Grobina, Latvia53 contributions
    Trough these quite narrow gates one can enter Levoča town historical center where most of the tourist attractions of Levoča are located (Cage of Shame, Townhall, St. Jacob's Church etc.).
    Written 16 September 2019
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