Photogallery: SK: Spis Castle, Castle Hill and Surroundings
SK: Spis Castle, Castle Hill and Surroundings
heading (paragraph): Sights
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Castle Spis is built on a travertine hill and is one of the largest central-European castles. First settlements appeared there in the Stone Age and the oldest part of the castle itself is its tower (11-12th century). The whole castle is made of travertine. In the course of centuries the castle expanded and its additions made it even more majestic. In 1780, it whole burned down and remained abandoned ever since. Today, the Slovakian National Museum administers it. There are regularly held interesting events and the castle also offers and unforgettable panorama. Near the castle there are travertine mounds where are endangered species, both animals and plants. Every cultural and historic heritage is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage sites list and is also part of the local nature trail.
Text a foto: Oskár Mažgút
Are you planning a holiday in eastern Slovakia or are you just looking for tips on family trips? At the same time, you certainly cannot miss the last part of the Castles for Children trilogy, which will take you to the castles and chateaux of eastern Slovakia.
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After past trips to nature, today we will focus on the remarkable cities of the Prešov region, which are decorated with unique sights. We will go to the village of Žehra, where we will visit a unique church, take a walk to the medieval Spiš Castle and not miss modern art in Medzilaborce.
Last week we wrote about the history of construction and the symbolism of plague columns in Europe, today we will focus on these sights in Slovakia. Marian columns are the largest here. These are typical of a depiction of the Virgin Mary with a child or a statue of the Immaculate Conception (Immaculate Conception) on top of them.
Today we will take you to the location between the north-eastern slopes of the Low Tatras and the Kozie Chrbty (Goatbacks), more precisely to the Vikartov Moat, where the picturesque village of Spišské Bystré is located. In the valley of the Hornád River lies a village that offers several interesting sights, two nature trails, as well as beautiful nature in the area.
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Last week we wandered in a royal city under the Tatras - Kezmarok and today we will continue in this visit. This time we go to the streets of the historic center, where we will meet with dominant architectural gems.
The area of Spis Region offers really numerous quantity of attractive places, where curious visitors could always discover something new, the photographers could get their topics for attractive sceneries, and your free time could be spent with standard Sunday walks. So, to one of such interesting places belongs also Spisska Kapitula, a monument registered
in UNESCO World Heritage Survey.
This time we visit the east of Slovakia. Our destination aUNESCO landmarks. We are going to make our trip about history as well as tourism. We start at Spisska Nova Ves.
On our trip we saw Spisske Podhradi last week. Also we climbed up castle hill to magnificent Spissky Castle. There we walked onto a yellow trail which akes us through unique nature around and also the town of Zehra.
There are many beautiful towns and villages in east Slovakia. We visit one of them today. This one is situated between Branisko, the Levoccske hills, the Hornadska basin just several kilometers from Spissky Castle. The village is called Polanovce. There are interesting buildings as well as beautiful nature.
Today we visit an ancient town with a complext of the most valuable landmarks in Slovakia. It is part of UNESCO (since 2009) with Spissky Castle and Spisska Kapitula. We talk about beautiful town of Levoca.
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With our camcorder we move to Spisske Podhradie town. Above on a cliff lures one of Slovakia’s largest castle compounds – Spissky Castle. The castle is actually administered by Zehra despite Spisske Podhradie is sort of an entrance gate to the castle. This is one of many interesting facts you will learn in this article.
Today we travel to medieval times to Buchlov Castle set on the hill of the same name. This monumental royal castle is close to the town of Buchlovice, Uherske Hradiste district. The town is known also for the baroque chateau of Buchlovice with its vast park.
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In the last part we briefly introduced you to rich history of Kezmarok Castle. Today we will visit a unique museum. It is located in the castle and we recommend you to visit it very much.
As we promised in the last article, today our journey in the royal city Kežmarok ends at the castle. Kezmarok Castle, which was one of the few forts in the world that does not stand on a hill, hides many interesting and mysterious nooks. We will visit these in this article.
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Today we head to eastern Slovakia in the former village Strážky, which is currently part of the local Spišska Bela. Strážky lies on the main route between the Royal City Kežmarok and the previously mentioned city Spišska Bela. Known for its spectacular castle, an English park and a unique bell tower. And for these unusual sights pointed our steps.
Eight hundred years ago, there was started to be built,on travertine hill, big stone building, named as Spiš Castle. However, in 1780, a big fire destroyed this construction, but the damage was contributed even by owners alone. Despite this fact, the castle is not only usual ruin but also popular architecture of Romanesque-Gothic style.
Today in our wonders across Slovakia we move in Poprad to Spisska Sobota, a protected area of historical landmarks. We will explore its history which experienced rises and falls. Despite uneasy fate its artistic value didn’t vanish. It offers a unique look on lives of our ancestors in the Spis region.
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