Church of the Virgin Mary's Ascension – Spišská Nová Ves

Location: Košický kraj, okres Spišská Nová Ves, Spišská Nová Ves

GPS: N48°56'36'' E20°34'3''

The most conspicuous building of the square in Spišská Nová Ves is that of the Roman-Catholic church of the Virgin Mary's Ascension.

It was built in the second half of the 14th century on the site of an older church from the 13th century. In 1395 the still existing Gothic chapel of St Michael was added to it. Baroque adaptations were subsequently made in the years between 1742-1772.

Its massive basilica with three naves and tower at 87 m is the tallest in Slovakia. The Gothic portal on the southern side of the church is one of the most beautiful in region Spiš. The interior of the church has plenty of valuable works of the old masters. The most precious of them is the group of the Calvary made in the workshop of Master Pavol of Levoča at the time around 1520 and the board paintings by Master Martin painted in 1490.

Source: Vydavateľstvo Dajama