Reconstruction of Levoča church's facade is finished

It took 20 years.

(Source: TASR)
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The Church of Saint Jacob in Levoča has finally been reconstructed. The work took 23 years and cost more than €5.6 million.

“This sum does not correspond with what it would really cost if the reconstruction was done today,” said Miroslav Vilkovský, mayor of Levoča, as quoted by the TASR newswire. “Not only have we converted Slovak crowns to euros, the value of this monument is much higher than the actual sum used for reconstruction.”

During the years, complex reconstruction of the outer façade and groins was carried out along with restoration of the paintings, library, presbytery, stained glass and the main altar in the interior of the church.

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