"The Renaissance Town of Levoca" Levoca by carolynllew

Levoca Travel Guide: 57 reviews and 158 photos

The walled town of Levoca is 26 kilometres east of Poprad. My daughter and I visited it briefly on a cold cloudy day in early December. The medieval walls and central square have not been spoilt by modern development. The central square is full of beautiful Renaissance buildings.

The king of Hungary invited Saxon Germans to colonise this region in the 13th century as a protection against Tatar incursions and also to develop mining.
As well as St James 15thC church, the Town Hall which now houses the Spis Museum,is well worth seeing .

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Unspoilt by modern development
  • Cons:Locals wary of strangers
  • In a nutshell:Beautiful
  • Last visit to Levoca: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated Feb 8, 2005
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  • barryg23's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2006 at 1:01 PM

    Good tips on Levoca. Looking forward to my visit.

  • kit_mc's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2005 at 6:06 PM

    There's certainly quite a few things to do in Levoca but I'd recommend Bardejov. I think I'm just jaded because everything seemed closed over my time there! Nice pics and tips. Keep it up!

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