When a city is considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is quite expected that the place is bursting of the rich history and tapestries of local color and defunct societal ways.
Retaining its ancient structures and boasting their architectural pegs, the little town of Levoca is sure to be remembered as one of Slovakia’s best.
Levoca is like a place straightly drawn from a history book, focusing its picturesque view on 13th century. The rustic smell and the slabs of stones decaying beautifully by the sidewalk are worth your precious time.
The several colonies that have set foot on this majestic town have left their marks through influences in building houses and edifices and it’s just a timely treat to the eyes.
Covering a total land area of almost 25-square kilometers, the city of Levoca is specifically situated at the Hornad Basin’s northern part.
Levoca is geographically situated by several cities such as Presov on its eastern edge an at about 31 miles away, Poprad can be found on its west and is a good 16 miles distance, Bratislava is on the southwestern border and is 230 miles away and Kosice is 56 miles southeast of the main city center.
Levoca, like the rest of the country, is classified to be under the humid continental climate which means that four distinct seasons are to be experienced.
It can easily be categorized as summers in Levoca are extremely warm while winters can be as frigid as snow. Highest recorded temperatures are playing on the months of May until August with a mean temperature of 31-degree Celsius.
Temperatures begin to drop when September kicks in, which can be as low as -6-degree Celsius. January is the coldest month, of all as it rates an annual low of -29-degree Celsius.
Rainfall is best displayed on May and June with 2.90 and 3.30 inches of precipitation recorded in an estimate.
The city is well-connected to the sophisticated web of train travel and can be reached when you came from Poprad and Presov.
If you want to have a longish travel time and be greeted with the towering flora and fauna of the city, then get to city buses circling the vicinity and can be your ticket into getting to other neighboring cities such as Spikky Novy Ves and Kosice.
Due to the fact that this historical city is miniscule in size, it is never out of the equation to skim even the hideous depths via walking and bicycling.
What to See
Church of St Jacob
Easily one of Levoca’s most noted landmarks, the Church of St. Jacob is a religious edifice built in the 15th century, which boasts of awe-inspiring arches, well-preserved artifacts and furnishings and the altar to be found inside which is 18 meters high and is said to be Slovakia’s tallest.
The Gothic altar, built specifically in 1517, is a grand exposition of Master Pavol’s talent in sculpting and the arts.
Nam Majstra Pavla
Scan the stalls and lots of different orientation when you visit Levoca’s most famous square, the Nam Majstra Pavla. On this side of town, you’d be immersed into various architectural wonders and museums which exhibits nothing but the best that’s ever existed in Levoca.
Some of the choices you’d be delighted to see is the Master Pavol Museum, the Historic Town Hall and the Spis Renaissance roofline.
Church of Marianska Hora
Located 2 kilometers north of the city center, visit the Church of Marianska Hora during July and take part in one of the largest Catholic congregations in the whole of Slovakia.
Be mesmerized by how the locals, from generations to generations, have taken care of this historic site, which shouts of elegance, intrinsic architectural finishes, and the utter magic of this house of faith.
Getting all the major arts and crafts that have spawned in Levoca and nearby cities, experience a cultural-high as you enter the string of exhibits being showcased at the Spis Museum.
Open during Tuesday-Friday; be enchanted with the plethora of artwork displays and the mish mash of old stuff for a cheap fee.
Levoca Travel Guide