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Along with Levoca, Kezmarok represents the most extensive and compact compound of cultural and historical monuments in the region of Spis. Its position below the Tatra Mountains makes it a favourite spot for summer and winter holidays.
Kezmarok -  Protestant wooden articular church / © Ladislav Struhár │Source: Slovak Tourist BoardKezmarok Castle / © Bedrich Schraiber │Source: Slovak Tourist BoardKezmarok - Town Hall / © Alexander Vojček │Source: Slovak Tourist Board
Kezmarok - Protestant Church / © Bedrich Schraiber │Source: Slovak Tourist BoardKezmarok - Main Square with Town Hall / © Bedrich Schraiber │Source: Slovak Tourist Board
The walk around the town starts at the Town Hall which dominates the Main Square. Castle Street leads to the Kezmarok Castle, which gained its contemporary Renaissance form after extensive rebuilding which proceeded in various stages in the years 1572 to 1624. The Basilica of the Holy Cross was built in the 14th century on the site of an older Romanesque chapel. The basilica neighbors with the Renaissance belfry of 1568, which is the oldest and certainly one of the most beautiful in the Spis region.
 

The pride of Kezmarok is the Protestant wooden articular church. This Protestant church was built in 1717 next to an older sacral stone building from 1593, which is a sacristy today. This unique wooden building made of yew and red spruce wood was built without using a single metal component. The Baroque interior of the church is also made of wood. Also of immense artistic value is the church organ with wooden pipes.

 
Kezmarok is very lively during the summer season as the famous European Festival of Popular Trades is taking place there.
 

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Slovakia GPS latitude/longitude: 49.13229 , 20.43041

 

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