Stará Ľubovňa and surroundings

Town´s Fortification

One of the most important privileges of a medieval towns used to be the right to build their own fortification. They started to build the Podolínec ramparts in the late 13th century. The high stone wall ended in crenellation was supported by a half barrel rampart, open towards the town. The town entrance was formerly protected by two main tower gates with the passage. The initial western Upper gate (towards Kežmarok) became the component part of the castle after 1409 and it served as the cannon bastion. Some continuous parts of the fortification both with bastions have been preserved near the monastery and the castle, recent townhall.

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