Spišské Podhradie, Slovakia

Spišské Podhradie is a town in Spiš in the Prešov Region of Slovakia. Its population is 3,826.

Town of Spišské Podhradie, the view from  Spiš Castle

Town of Spišské Podhradie, the view from Spiš Castle

Map of the Spis region

Map of the Spis area

 

Getting into the town of Spišské Podhradie

Getting into the town of Spišské Podhradie

Spišské Podhradie is situated at the foot of the hill of Spiš Castle. It had a Zipser German (Carpathian German) settlement, with its own church and priest, in 1174. Just above, and adjacent to, the town is the ecclesiastical settlement of Spišská Kapitula (hence the town’s German name of Kirchdorf, meaning “church town”). The town contains a number of Renaissance merchants’ houses.

The Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, parish Spišské

The Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, parish Spišské

This street is clean and beautiful and residents are polite.
Spišské Podhradie Town Centre

Spišské Podhradie Square, Town Centre

Spišské Podhradie Palace

Spišské Podhradie Palace

Church of Brothers Hospitalise

Church of Brothers Hospitalise

I was wandering around the town for a while. Really beautiful, the Spiš Castle looks far away.

Spišské Podhradie

Spišské Podhradie

Spišské Podhradie

Spišské Podhradie

Spišské Podhradie

Spišské Podhradie

I passed through the street and headed for the Spišská Kapitula (Canon or Cathedral).

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Walking past the town, heading to the Spišská Kapitula.

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