Stará Ľubovňa and surroundings


Podolínec is situated near the river Poprad at the halfway between Stará Ľubovňa and Kežmarok. It belongs to the most ancient seats in Northern Scepus. Despite the number of its valuable monuments and rich history the town has been waiting for its discovery by tourists. The local Church of Virgin Mary was mentioned in1235 already. In about 1270 the town went under the German law, in 1292 it was granted ample town privileges, including the important right of store, or the right to build town fortifications. In 1409 they built a castle there. In 1412 it becomes the free royal town. Between 1412 and 1772 the town was given in Polish deposit and in 1642 they founded a very famous Piarists´ college there.

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