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The town is sometimes referred to as the ‘Slovak Vatican’. The most important building of Spisska Kapitula is the Late-Romanesque St Martin’s Cathedral. It acquired its massive form, as a three-nave building with two towers, in the years 1245 to 1275.
Spisska Kapitula / © Bedrich Schraiber │Source: Slovak Tourist BoardSpisska Kapitula / © Ladislav Struhár │Source: Slovak Tourist BoardSpisska Kapitula and Castle of Spis / © Alexander Vojček │Source: Slovak Tourist Board
Spisska Kapitula / © Ladislav Struhár │Source: Slovak Tourist BoardSpisska Kapitula / © Ladislav Struhár │Source: Slovak Tourist BoardSpisska Kapitula / © Ladislav Struhár │Source: Slovak Tourist Board

In 1382, a Corpus Christi Chapel was added to it, though this was replaced by the contemporary chapel between 1488 to 1493. This chapel of the Zapolsky family imitates the French chapel of Saint Chapelle. Baroque traits were erased by reconstruction in the years 1873 to1889 in an attempt to give it a medieval character in line with the taste of the period of Romanticism. The Bishop's Palace was built together with the Cathedral as a provost’s palace. In the eastern part of Spisska Kapitula on narrow Gothic plots, the Chapters of the Canonists are accessible only by one narrow lane. The fortifications of this ecclesiastical town, with two entrance gates, were built in the 14th century and rebuilt several times.
 

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Slovakia GPS latitude/longitude: 49.00121 , 20.74331

 

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