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Stará Ľubovňa

Stára Ľubovňa is a town in Stará Ľubovňa district, Prešov region,in the historic Spisz region, in Northeast Slovakia.

The town is located on the banks of the Poprad River, 15 km south of the Polish border and 30 km from the High Tatras. Stará Ľubovňa is one of the oldest towns in the county of Spiš: an ancient historical county from the times of the Kingdom of Hungary and today the capital of the region.
The core of the old town is the rectangular St. Nicholas Square, which is surrounded by town houses from the 17th century. The fortifications that enclosed the square and the streets surrounding it are preserved in only two places. Also point of interest is the Greek Catholic Church, which was blessed by Pope John Paul II on April 22, 1990. The church is constructed in the shape of a crown and forms a religious complex with a cloister, a bell tower and an amphitheater.

Access : Coordinates: 49.309444, 20.678889 / Stará Ľubovňa is 15 km south of the Polish border on the Poprad east of the High Tatras.

Highlights :

  • Boyard Fort International Competition. It is held every year at Ľubovňa Castle with the participation of high school youth from all over Slovakia but also from Poland and the Czech Republic.
  • The sought-after event in the town of Stará Ľubovňa – fair has been enjoying great popularity for many years. Thousands of people from all over the region meet here every year
  • Top sights in Stará Ľubovňa : Old Town: The old town is made up of the Plaza de San Nicolás, a rectangular square with houses from the 17th century. In the same center is the Church of San Nicolás built in 1280 and in Gothic style. / Stará Ľubovňa Castle :The castle of the same name rises above the town, parts of which are still well preserved and today houses a museum about the history of the castle. / the Stará Ľubovňa open-air museum, which opened in 1985. The main exhibit is the wooden Greek-Catholic church from Matysová, built in 1833 and dedicated to Archangel Michael , wooden houses from the beginning of the 20th century from various villages in the area are shown. / hurch of St. Mikuláša / Church of St. Jozefa / The Orthodox Church of the Ascension of Jesus Christ.

Go next : The nearest village is the neighboring Nová Ľubovňa / The nearest town is Podolínec (15 km). Poprad is 49 km southwest, Prešov 62 km southeast and Nowy Sącz in Poland 50 km north.

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