Bazilika svätého Jakuba / Basilica of St. James – Levoca (North-East Slovakia); Waymarking


Slovakia – Levoča, Spišský Hrad and the Associated Cultural Monuments

Quick Description: Gothic Basilica of St. James (Bazilika svätého Jakuba), with construction which begun in 1330, belongs among the most precious monuments of sacral architecture in Slovakia and is also a part of UNESCO World heritage site.

Long Description:
Gothic Basilica of St. James (Bazilika svätého Jakuba), with construction which begun in 1330, belongs among the most precious monuments of sacral architecture in Slovakia and is also a part of UNESCO World heritage site “Levoca, Spišský Hrad and the Associated Cultural Monuments”. Church is not only one of the principal touristic attractions of Spiš region, but also of whole NE Slovakia.

The history and architectural development of the basilica is deeply connected with history of Free Royal Town of Levoca, which was also the capital of Province of 24 Spiš Saxon Towns in 1344-1412.

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