Stará Ľubovňa and surroundings

Stará Ľubovňa

The most important town of Northern Spiš (Scepus) is Stará Ľubovňa, located near Slovak and Polish borders. Recently it has become very popular tourist resort of Eastern Slovakia visited by thousands of tourists where predominate the Slovaks and the Polish.

Stará Ľubovňa is one of the most ancient centres of Northern Scepus. First mention about the town dates from 1235. One of the most important terms in its history was the period about 1270 when it passed under the German law. In about 1307 they built a castle in its neighbourhood, in 1364 it was granted the right of an annual market and it was promoted to a free royal town. From 1412 to 1769 it served as a seat of the Scepus mayors who were administrating the Polish deposit in this area. At this time it achieved the most important position within its more than 800 years´ history.

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This publication has been co-financed with resources of the European Regional Development Fund within the framework of the Programme INTERREG IIIA Poland – The Slovak Republic, managed by the Carpathian Euroregion – Poland in Rzeszów.