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This ancient town is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful towns in Slovakia. It was named as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. Bardejov is called the ‘most Gothic town in Slovakia’.
Bardejov - Town Hall Square / © Marek Nikolaj │Source: Slovak Tourist BoardBardejov - Church of St Egidius / © Bedrich Schraiber │Source: Slovak Tourist BoardBardejov - Town Fortification / © Bedrich Schraiber │Source: Slovak Tourist Board
Bardejov - Old Burgher House / © Bedrich Schraiber │Source: Slovak Tourist BoardBardejov / © Ladislav Struhár │Source: Slovak Tourist BoardBardejov / © Ladislav Struhár │Source: Slovak Tourist Board
The main area of its historical core is the rectangular Town Hall Square skirted by rows of antique burgher houses with typical gable facades. In the centre of the square is the building of the former Town Hall from the 16th century (1505 - 1509). There is an exhibition dedicated to the history of the town, displayed inside. More items can be seen in the Gantzughof, a Gothic burgher house with a Renaissance arcade, which stands in the south-western corner of the square.

The most important monument of the square is the parish Church of St Egidius standing on the northern edge. Its construction began at the beginning of the 15th century. It was conceived as a majestic Gothic basilica with three naves. Visitors can admire the beautiful set of 11 late Gothic wing altars built in the period between 1460 and 1520, some of which are considered to be the most valuable carving works in Europe. The top of the New Gothic church tower offers a unique view of the town.
 
The Franciscan monastery with its church belongs to the graces of the town. The monastery stands near the town walls, the best preserved medieval fortification system in Slovakia.
 

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Bardejov: Location

Slovakia GPS latitude/longitude: 49.29330 , 21.27374

 

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