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GOTHIC ROUTE
 

Through the Gothic route you get to know a very rich treasure of cultural and historical sights of Spiš and Gemer. It is the first tourist route of that kind not only on this region, but in the whole Slovakia.

The tourist route is a circle 276 km long. You will travel on the first, second and third class roads and local streets. It is possible to make smaller part of the circles from any place on it. It documents the culture of 24 villages and 9 towns.


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Members of Gothic Route

Betliar
Dedinky
Dobšiná
Dobšinská Ľadová Jaskyňa
Dravce
Gelnica
Gemerská Poloma
Chyžné
Jaklovce
Jelšava
Kluknava (Štefánska Huta)
Koceľovce-poštár
Krásnohorské Podhradie
Krompachy
Levoča
Margecany
Markušovce
Mníšek nad Hnilcom
Muráň
Ochtiná
Revúca
Rožňava
Smižany
Smolník
Spišská Nová Ves
Spišské Podhradie
Spišské Vlachy
Spišský Hrhov
Spišský Štvrtok
Stratená
Štítnik
Žehra


From the point of view of the most important protected historical areas the route goes through:
  • two town´s reserves: Levoča, Spišská Kapitula
  • the areas with the sights entered into the List of World Cultural Heritage UNESCO the Spiš Castle, Spišská Kapitula, Žehra
  • 10 sights´ areas: Spišská Nová Ves, Spišské Podhradie, Spišské Vlachy, Gelnica, Markušovce, Smolník, Rožňava, Lúčka, Štítnik, Jelšava.
  • On the route or nearby there are 13 national cultural monuments: St. James´ Church in Levoča, the Spiš Castle, the Church at Žehra, the Castle Krásna Hôrka, a mansion and a historical parkland in Betliar, churches in Koceľovce, Ochtiná, Štítnik, Plešivec, Šivetice, Rákoš, Chyžné and the original and newer building of the First Slovak Grammar School in Revúca.

The gothic route goes through very interesting and protected nature areas. First of all there are two large protected areas of the national parks: the Slovak paradise and Muránska plateau. In this area there is Dobšiná Ice Cave.

In Gemer the route goes through the protected landscape, biosphere reserve Slovenský kras and the caves and abysses, which importance and uniqueness were rewarded by the entering the List of World Nature Heritage UNESCO (Ochtinská Aragonite Cave, Gombasek Cave, Domica).

The orientation on the route is provided by 266 information signpost. These signposts give detailed information about the places of the cultural, historical and nature sights and are arranged according to the map. These signpost and the Tourist Guide of the Gothic route will contribute to better knowledge of the region Spiš and Gemer.


     Ing. Miroslav Boldiš

Regionálna rozvojová agentúra
Ul. Kóšu Schoppera 22
048 01 Rožňava
tel./fax: +421-942-7331384



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