During the tour around the Spiš Castle and the town of Levoča you will learn all about the great historical sites that we have in our Spiš Region.
The biggest castle, the highest wooden gothic altar in the world, old frescoes and much more…
Brief history of the Spiš Castle
It was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993. Spiš Castle was built in the 12th. It was a political, administrative, economic and cultural centre of Szepes (Spiš) County of the Kingdom of Hungary.
Originally a Romanesque stone castle with fortifications, a two-story Romanesque palace and a three nave Romanesque-Gothic basilica were constructed by the the end of the second half of the 13th century. The second extramural settlement was built in the 14th century.. The castle was completely rebuilt in the 15th century.
A late Gothic chapel was built around 1470. The Zápolya clan contributed to the late Gothic transformations.
In 1780, the castle burned down, and has been deserted ever since. The castle was partly reconstructed in the second half of the 20th century.
The second place to visit is the town of Levoča.
The main entrance to the old town is via the monumental Košice Gate (15th century) behind which the ornate baroque Church of the Holy Spirit and the New Minorite Monastery are located.(c. 1750).
The town square (Námestie Majstra Pavla – the Master Paul’s Square) boasts three major monuments:
The square is very well preserved and contains a number of striking buildings which were the townhouses of the local nobility. The iron “Cage of Shame”, dating back to the 17th century, used for public punishment of miscreants is also situated here.
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Pick up and transfer
Our driver guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to Spišský hrad – Spiš Castle
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Walk up and visit the castle
Expect sixty minutes guided walk around the castle, if you are brave enough-climb up on the tower at the end!.
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Back to the car + Lunch
There is a number of good restaurants nearby. Our guide will recommend the best ones.
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Transfer to Levoča
Short transfer to the town of Levoča.
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Levoča guided tour
Guided tour around the square, followed by a visit to the Basilika of St. James where you will see the highest wooden gothic altar in the world.
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Coffee and cake followed by a transfer back
Do not miss out on the local cake shop in Levoča, after nice refreshment we will take you back to your hotel.
Leisure clothes, sunscreen is great in summer
Full refund is guaranteed if the cancellation is made 48 hours prior the offer's start date. We don't apply any refund if the cancellation is made less than 48 hours before offer start date.