The medieval wealth of Levoča, a former royal town, is writ large across its Unesco-listed centre. Majstra Pavla nám, the historic main square, is an architectural treasure chest: it's lined by burgher mansions with gabled roofs, with a forbidding Gothic church and dazzlingly restored town hall at its heart.
Two significant spiritual and artistic legacies have cemented Levoča's place in history. Beaming over the town is the Church of Mariánska Hora, a hilltop Catholic pilgrimage site. Levoča is also where 'Master Paul', a renowned medieval sculptor, spent his most active years. It's an easy day trip from Poprad and a convenient stop en route to Spiš Castle.