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A tour of Kežmarok

The historic town below the Tatras

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A tour of Kežmarok
Inserted: 02.09.2020
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A historic town at the foot of the High Tatras with a listed city center, a castle and a wooden articular church inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Kežmarok Castle

The castle from the 15th century was rebuilt into a late Renaissance chateau in the 17th century.

Kežmarok Castle
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Kežmarok Castle

In addition to the museum and cafe, the castle in the courtyard also offers cultural events.

Kežmarok Castle
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The historic center of the city

The historic core of the city has been declared a city monument reserve. The local famous evangelical lyceum was attended in the 18th and 19th centuries by students from all over Central Europe, regardless of religion or nationality. Many important Slovak and foreign personalities studied and worked here:

The historic center of the city
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Town hall

The large and modern Main Square is dominated by the classicist town hall building.

Town hall
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Evangelical wooden articular church

The biggest gem is the relatively inconspicuous evangelical wooden articular church of the Holy Trinity from the outside. Thanks to its unique construction and stunning interior, it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2008.

Evangelical wooden articular church
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Evangelical New Church
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Evangelical New Church

An evangelical church called Nový was built next to the wooden church at the end of the 19th century. The church has an interesting Art Nouveau architecture, in which we can also find elements of the Jewish, Catholic and Muslim faiths. The altar is unusually raised and a local native, the heroic fighter for religious freedom, Count Imrich Thököly, is buried in the crypt.

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