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The most interesting places you shouldn’t miss in Bardejov:
  1. the Town Hall Square
  2. Roman Catholic Parochial Church of St. Egidius
  3. the Town Hall
  4. Spa Bardejov with an open-air folk museum
Distance from Bratislava 430km (267mi) have a look at the other distances
Advantages Bardejov city is on the UNESCO World Heritage list

Bardejov is a beautiful historical town inscribed into the UNESCO list of the world natural and cultural properties. It ranges among the most precious and most Gothic Slovakia cities. There are only few cities in Slovakia country that, as Bardejov, have preserved its original fortification. The town gates were constructed in the fourteenth century. Even today two of them, the Upper and the Lower gate, together with several bastions form part of the city fortification.

The historical city centre is represented by especially valuable Town Square. The Town Hall built in the sixteenth century looms in the middle of the Square. There is a fountain before its entrance. Nowadays the building houses the Šariš Museum.
Roland’s sculpture, Charles the Great’s nephew, looms over the Square from the top of the Town Hall roof.
The Square is surrounded by many interesting historical buildings and noblemen’s mansions.  Roman Catholic Parochial Church of St. Egidius is an originally Gothic three nave basilica towering at the end of the Square. The church ranges among the most important sacral buildings in Slovakia. It was declared a part of the national cultural heritage. It has been frequently visited also due to its eleven precious Late Gothic altars.

An Executioner’s house, a Franciscan Monastery with John the Baptist’s Church or a Greek Catholic Church are another historical places that can be visited in Bardejov city.
Bardejov Spa situated only 5km (3.1mi) from the city is well known not only in Slovakia but also abroad. An open-air folk museum is located within the spa area. It has been the first museum of folk architecture in Slovakia country. There can be visited original houses, farm buildings or a wooden St. Nicholas’s Church.

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