Spectacular Slovakia #26: It's not Middle-earth, it's Spiš

Northern Slovakia is the land of valleys, rolling hills and medieval towns.

View from the path in the treetops in Bachledova Dolina.View from the path in the treetops in Bachledova Dolina.(Source: TASR)

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The historical region of Spiš is home to a large portion of the High Tatras and offers a combination of valleys, rolling hills, and mediaeval towns. We took a look at the Spiš Castle, one of the largest (if not the largest) in central Europe, the medieval towns of Spišská Nová Ves and Levoča, with some of the finest gothic church architecture in the country and James’ favourite sight - the cage of shame.

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