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Bardejov Town

Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve: Bardejov Town is situated in northeast Slovakia close to the border with Poland. Bardejov is a small fortified medieval town in the hills of the Beskydy Mountains, a series of mountain ranges in the Carpathians. City privileges were granted by the king in 1320, town walls, bastions and towers were built. In 1376 Bardejov became a free royal town. Bardejov Town was a centre of trade due to its location on a major trade route across the Carpathians. Bardejov was an important town along this route between Hungary and Poland, therefore the custom office was built in the town. The historic centre of Bardejov Town is well-preserved. The rectangular central square is surrounded by the Gothic Renaissance Town Hall and the stately burgher houses with the typical gable roofs. A dilapidated small Jewish quarter around a synagogue lies just outside the historic centre of Bardejov Town. The Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2000.

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Bardejov Town - Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve: The small fortified medieval Bardejov Town is situated in the northeast of Slovakia. Fragments of...

Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve: The small fortified medieval Bardejov Town is situated in the northeast of Slovakia. Fragments of the medieval town walls of Bardejov, three town gates and several towers are still preserved. In the past, the total number of the bastions and towers was about twenty-five. The Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2000.

  1. Bardejov Town - Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve: The small fortified medieval Bardejov Town is situated in the northeast of Slovakia. Fragments of...

    Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve: The small fortified medieval Bardejov Town is situated in the northeast of Slovakia. Fragments of the medieval town walls of Bardejov, three town gates and several towers are still preserved. In the past, the total number of the bastions and towers was about twenty-five. The Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2000.

  2. Bardejov Town - Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve: The Hrubá Bašta or Thick Bastion. The tower was built as a cannon tower and was also used as a...

    Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve: The Hrubá Bašta or Thick Bastion. The tower was built as a cannon tower and was also used as a storage for gunpowder. The 15th century Thick Bastion is a three-storey high building, made of mortar, red lines were painted on the walls to create the illusion of large slabs of rock. The Hrubá Bašta is the most massive of the towers of Bardejov, its walls are 3.5 metres thick.

  3. Bardejov Town - Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve: The Školská Bašta, the Školská Tower. City privileges were granted by the...

    Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve: The Školská Bašta, the Školská Tower. City privileges were granted by the king in 1320, town walls, bastions and towers were built. Bardejov became a free royal town in 1376. A second phase of fortification took place in between 1420 and 1474. About twenty-five bastions and defensive towers were built. Bardejov has the best preserved medieval fortification system in Slovakia.

  4. Bardejov Town - Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve: The Market Square and the Old Town Hall in the historic centre of Bardejov. The Old Town Hall was...

    Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve: The Market Square and the Old Town Hall in the historic centre of Bardejov. The Old Town Hall was built between 1505 and 1511. Bardejov was a centre of trade due to its location on the road between the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea. The historic town centre of Bardejov is exceptionally well-preserved. Bardejov is one of the oldest towns in Slovakia. The Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve became an UNESCO World Heritage in 2000.

  5. Bardejov Town - Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve: Several people dressed in Slovak national costume during the 'jarmok' of Bardejov, in the background...

    Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve: Several people dressed in Slovak national costume during the 'jarmok' of Bardejov, in the background the stately burgher houses with typical gable roofs. Among the houses are outstanding buildings, such as the Gothic Gantzughof, a burgher house with a Renaissance arcade. In 1532, the town of Bardejov was granted the privilege to set up an annual fair, this annual fair, a 'jarmok', is still held every summer in August.

  6. Bardejov Town - Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve: The Old Synagogue was the first building in the Jewish quarter of the town of Bardejov. The Jewish...

    Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve: The Old Synagogue was the first building in the Jewish quarter of the town of Bardejov. The Jewish quarter was built in the 18th century according to the Talmud regulations. The Jewish quarrter around the synagogue is situated just outside the historic centre of Bardejov. The synagogue was restored in the beginning of the 21st century. A Jewish cemetery also belongs to the former Jewish quarter of Bardejov.

  7. Bardejov Town - Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve: There is a commemorative plaque on the façade of the Old Synagogue, the Holocaust memorial was...

    Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve: There is a commemorative plaque on the façade of the Old Synagogue, the Holocaust memorial was placed in 1992. A Jewish quarter with a synagogue, a kosher slaughterhouse and ritual baths was built in the north-western suburbs of Bardejov in the 18th century. The Old Synagogue is situated on the Slovak Jewish Cultural Heritage Route, linking the most important synagogues and Jewish cemeteries in Slovakia.