Podolinec

Found in the northern parts of Slovakia and belonging to the Stara Lubovna District, Podolinec is a town that reeks of traditional Slovak folklore.

Podolinec

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Found in the northern parts of Slovakia and belonging to the Stara Lubovna District, Podolinec is a town that reeks of traditional Slovak folklore. Distanced by about 15 kilometers from that of Poprad, the town of Podolinec had first been mentioned during the year 1235. It had been a part of the Kingdom of Hungary, and it had its own castle.

As a council monument reservation, Podolinec unveils the picturesque and the lens-shaped square and at the centre stands the single-nave parish pertaining to the Church of the Ascension of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This thirteenth century church possesses a rebuilt Gothic tower and the Gothic wall paintings date back to the fourteenth century. The craftsmen houses and burgher houses that have been built in rows happen to be inherent characteristics of this town.

The architectural development at Podolinec got better as when the town had got awarded with the foundation charter for that of a monastery. The Piarist College and the Piarist Grammar school had started functioning in 1643 and slender towers were also raised during the year 1762. Podolinec still preserves the features pertaining to the Gothic-renaissance Spis town, and the well-preserved town halls and the original Gothic construction of the House Number 15 at Podolinec are other attractions that prompt a visit.