The Gothic walk (Bardejov)

Location: Prešovský kraj, okres Bardejov, Bardejov

GPS: N49°17'32'' E21°16'35''

The starting and final point: Radničné námestie square
: Radničné námestie square - Franciscan Monastery - town walls - Radničné námestie square

The walk in the “most Gothic” town of Slovakia inscribed in the UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage starts on the square Radničné námestie surrounded by the row of old burgher houses with typical gables.

The secular dominant of the square is the building of the former town hall from the 16th century - a wonderful sample of harmony between the fading out Gothic and the Transalpine Renaissance styles. The valuable interior of the town hall contains exhibits of the Museum of Šariš.

The most important sacral monument on the square is the St Egidius church - a magnificent Gothic basilica with three naves. In its interior the statue of the Seat of Mercy in the altar of St Barbara made in the workshop of Master Pavol of Levoča, the top wood-carving work in Central Europe is the most valuable item.

The Franciscan monastery with the St John the Baptist church stands in the western part of the town. It was built in the Gothic style. The monastic corridor with the Renaissance vault is its interesting part. Near the monastery are the town walls - the best preserved medieval defensive system in Slovakia. Then the route returns to the square Radničné námestie.

Source: Vydavateľstvo DAJAMA