Bardejov is a town in North-Eastern Slovakia. It is situated in the Šariš region on a
floodplain terrace of the Topľa River, in the hills of the Beskyd Mountains.
Topľa is a river in eastern Slovakia, 129.8 km long. It rises in the Čergov mountains and flows through the town of Bardejov.
Beskyd Mountains is a traditional name for a series of mountain ranges in the Carpathians, stretching from the Czech Republic in the west along the border of Poland with Slovakia up to Ukraine in the east.
Bardejov is a historically and culturally rich city, considered one of the most beautiful Slovak towns. The town was surrounded by walls.
In Bardejov there is the best preserved town fortification. It contains of a part of little barbican, fragments of city walls, a few towers and two big gates.
The walls and other fortifications were built in 14th-16th centuries.
Bardejov exhibits numerous cultural monuments in its completely intact medieval town center. The town is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites and currently maintains a population of about 30,000 inhabitants.
The first view of the central square of Bardejov is really stunning. Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve is an intact example of a medieval town that was located on a major Central European trade route. The town was first mentioned in writing in the 13th century. It played an important role in the trading network from Baltic Sea to Black Sea.
The Old Town Hall, the first unique renaissance structure in Slovakia was built in 1505. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, the Twon hall serves as an exhibition hall for the Sharish Museum art collection.
The Roman-catholic church of St. Egidius (St. Giles in English): The church is a gothc three-nave basilica. The original church used to be apart of the Cistersian’s monastery.
The unique gothic interior with original altars (1400-1520) the most valuable in Europe.
St. Egidius （St. Giles in English, circa 650-710）is a hermit and Saint revered in the Catholic Church. He was born in Athens and died in southern France.