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This ancient town is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful towns in Slovakia and is also called the ‘most Gothic town in Slovakia’. The main area of its historical core is the rectangular Town Hall Square skirted by rows of ancient burgher houses with typical gable facades. In the centre of the square is the building of the former Town Hall which dates from the 16th century (1505 - 1509). An exhibition on the history of the free royal town is displayed here. More items can be seen in the original Gothic burgher house, Gantzughof, with the Renaissance arcade, which stands in the south-western corner of the square.

Bardejov / © Slovak Tourist BoardBardejov - Gantzughof / © Bedrich Schraiber │Source: Slovak Tourist BoardBardejov - Old Town Hall and Church of St Egidius / © Ladislav Struhár │Source: Slovak Tourist Board
Bardejov / © Ladislav Struhár │Source: Slovak Tourist BoardBardejov / © Ladislav Struhár │Source: Slovak Tourist BoardBardejov - Old Town Hall / © Ladislav Struhár │Source: Slovak Tourist Board
The most important monument of the square is the parish Church of St Egidius. Its construction started 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 sculptures 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 within the church belongs to the graces of the town. The monastery stands near the town walls, the best preserved medieval fortification system in Slovakia. Besides this, the stone walls, one gate and seven bastions are all that survive of the former fortifications.


Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve: Location

Slovakia GPS latitude/longitude: 49.29512 , 21.27365


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