Highlights of the trip

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Bardejov - UNESCO World Heritage - a royal town with medieval buildings

The main square is surrounded by well-preserved Gothic and Renaissance burgher houses and fortification systems from the 14th and 15th centuries. Bardejov is also known as the Most Gothic town in Slovakia.

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Lubovna Castle - over Stara Lubovna town in the northeast of the Spis region

The reconstructed castle houses museum exhibitions on its premises. The castle chapel was reconstructed and re-consecrated. Regular church services are still held there.

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Zdiar - a typical Goral settlement

The village consists of valuable groups of log houses with window frames and logs bearing painted ornaments.

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Levoca ancient town - the wealthy center of commerce in the 15 century in eastern Slovakia

The town has a well-preserved historic center. The Church of St. James dates back to the 14th century and houses a magnificent Gothic carved and painted wooden altar, the largest one in Europe.

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The Roman-Catholic St James church in Levoca - main altar is the tallest of its kind in the world

The Late Gothic wooden main altar of St James is 18.6 m tall, made of lime wood in 1507-1517 by Master Pavol of Levoca.

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Spis castle UNESCO World Heritage - partly restored medieval castle

The Spis Castle in eastern Slovakia is one of the largest castles in Central Europe. Slovak National Museum presents various collections on its premises.

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Spisska Kapitula UNESCO World Heritage - one of the most interesting Romanesque monuments in Slovakia

The town consists of the Cathedral of St Martin, a former monastery, and a single street. A town wall encloses all of the medieval constructions.

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Dobsinska Ice Cave - UNESCO World Heritage - Slovak Karst

The total length of the cave is 1,232 m, of which 515 m are open to the public from May to September. The annual temperature average stays around 0°C.

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Demanovska Ice Cave - Demanovska Valley - the Low Tatras

It's one of the oldest known caves in Europe. The total length of the cave is 1,975 m. Currently, the route for visitors is 850 m long and takes about 45 minutes.

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Vlkolinec village UNESCO World Heritage - untouched and complex example of folk countryside architecture

The village comprises two or three-room log cabin-type houses. There are preserved the bell tower from 1770, water well, Chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and school.

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Spania Dolina - a picturesque historic village in a hilly forest area

Spania Dolina village is a historic mining village with a rich history located 11 km north of Banska Bystrica.

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The Articled Protestant Church in Hronsek - UNESCO heritage

Wooden church in Hronsek is a precious historical monument, together with a wooden belfry from 1726. The oak pillars have carved header Ionian ornaments. It has a shingle roof with three crosses and a rooster, as a Christian symbol of vigilance.