Highest wooden altar in Europe – Levoča town in Slovakia

Updated: June 29, 2020 | By | More
Levoča is a town in the Spiš region of eastern Slovakia

Levoča, is thanks to its historical monuments, one of the most important cities in the Slovak Republic.

Levoča is a charming medieval town with approximately 15.000 inhabitants. The historic center is surrounded with walls built already in the 13th and 14th centuries. Master Paul’s Square is the largest preserved medieval town square in Europe. More than 50 burgher houses represent the Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance styles. In main Church of St. Jacob you can see the highest wooden altar in the world, one of the works of well-known Master Paul from Levoča. The altar is 18.6 meters high and 6 meters wide.

The gothic cathedral is surrounded by burgher houses and the entire historic center is secure by the stone walls. Very interesting is also the Town hall with allegorical frescoes on the south facade, dating from the 15th century.

The centre of Levoča is included in UNESCO World Heritage List. Ancient Levoča is situated very close to the Spiš Castle, making it the ideal tourist destination. If you decided to visit Slovakia, this magnificent city you cannot miss.

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Category: Cities, Cities, Religious monuments, Religious Monuments, Slovakia

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