Bardejov, Slovakia

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The pleasant landscapes and the well-preserved medieval houses, structures and landmarks in Bardejov will surely attract a visitor. This town located in north-eastern Slovakia has been inscribed by United Nations into the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage List in 2000.

Bardejov is a small but exceptionally complete and well-preserved example of a fortified medieval town, which typifies the urbanisation in this region. Due to its proximity to the major trade route that stretches across the Carpathian Mountains, from Hungary into Poland, Bardejov was able to develop into an important medieval town. The town’s surviving urban plan, with a regular division of streets around a spacious market square, is an indication of European civilization from the 13th to 14th centuries. Its surviving building stock represents a developed burgess culture and Jewish community, thus illustrating a multi-national and multi-cultural society.” – UNESCO   

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