Monday, 5 September 2016

Slovakia: Spišský Hrad, Levoča and Spišská Kapitula

Today I got three postcards: one from Slovakia, one from Laos and one from Singapore.

The card from Slovakia shows the Spišský Hrad, the St James Church and the Old Town Hall in Levoča and the St Martin's Cathedral in Spišská Kapitula. The Spišský Hrad is one of the largest castles in Central Europe. The St James Church in Levoča houses the largest Gothic altar in Europe, which was created by Master Paul of Levoča in the 16th century, and the Old Town Hall is now home to a museum. The St Martin's Cathedral in Spišská Kapitula is one of the most important Romanesque monuments in Slovakia and the cathedral church of the Spiš diocese. Levoča, the Spišský Hrad and the Associated Cultural Monuments are since 1993 on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Centenary of World War I (issued 02-06-2014)
At the beginning of World War I was Slovakia a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and four hundred thousand soldiers from the territory of modern day Slovakia fought in the war. During the war various movements were founded supporting the idea of a Czecho-Slovak republic, which was also founded after the war.
The Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows in Šaštín (issued 14-09-2012)

Thank You very much Vladimir!

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