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Levoča, which is surrounded by medieval walls, is a center of renaissance and humanism in Slovakia, and this is why it is a special attraction for tourists. The main town square is named after Master Paul, a famous painter who was born in Levoča. It is one of the largest medieval squares across Europe. The highest wooden altar in the world, again from Master Paul, is a gothic work made of lime wood without using any single iron nail. The Shame Cage, which is a rare city symbol, was built in the 16th century. You should definitely visit the Shame Cage which makes people publicly known, even in simple crimes, from gossiping to cheating on your wife or husband. The historical town hall, which is also a characteristic renaissance clock tower, is one of the most beautiful buildings in the famous royal city Levoča. It is located in the heart of the city, next to St. James Church. Its origin dates back to the 15th century. The City Hall also hosts a branch of the Spiš Museum, which focuses on the history of Levoča.

The Basilica blessed with the visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of the most romantic places that you can visit in Levoča. This basilica, which draws the attention with its neo-gothic design, was built on the ruins of an old chapel. It is on a pilgrimage route at the same time. Thus, thousands of people visit the basilica every year. The house of the Thurzo family, which was built in the 15th century and is one of the typical examples of renaissance palaces, today serves as a museum. It is worth-seeing for its attractive architecture and exhibitions.

Goulash and potato dishes play the chief role in Levoča cuisine, where you can find delicious menus of Slovakian cuisine that includes also Hungarian, Czech, and Austrian cuisine. You should definitely try the "lokse" which is a kind of pancake made with potatoes; you can find it while walking in the city streets. The best season to travel to Levoča is as follows:  between August – September, and between October - November.

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