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Spisska Sobota represents one of the best preserved medieval towns in Slovakia. At its core is a triangle-shaped square bordered by a row of burgher houses built on narrow medieval plots. The typical traits of the burgher houses in Spisska Sobota are tall shingled roofs with massive shingled cornices. They can be seen, for example, on the houses of the tannersat the north-eastern end of the square.
Spisska Sobota / © Bedrich Schraiber │Source: Slovak Tourist BoardSpisska Sobota / © Ladislav Struhár │Source: Slovak Tourist BoardSpisska Sobota / © Bedrich Schraiber │Source: Slovak Tourist Board
Spisska Sobota / © Bedrich Schraiber │Source: Slovak Tourist Board
 
The Roman Catholic Church of St George was built before 1273 in the Late-Romanesque style, and was rebuilt in the Gothic style in 1464. The church contains five Gothic altars. The Late-Gothic wing altars of St George and St Anton were installed in the years between 1503 and 1520 in the workshop of Maestro Pavol of Levoca. Near the church stands a Renaissance belfry from 1598 and a Baroque statue of the Immaculate from 1772. In a small park nearby, a corn gauge can be seen as a single memory of the famous markets held in Spisska Sobota.

The isolated building of the Town Hall was originally a Late-Baroque palace dating from the last third of the 18th century. The Evangelical church was included into the row of houses around the square in 1777. In its interior, the valuable altar painting of Christ on the Mount of Olives from 1852 can be admired. The marble tablet informs that King Matthias Corvinus spent a night in the house. Spisska Sobota today is a favorite stop of tourists who wish to have a tasty meal in one of its stylish restaurants or stop overnight in the wonderfully restored boarding houses.
 
 

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