Architecture of Slovakia
Slovakia's historic architectural roots lie in wooden
structures so little remains today, although there are some great mountain towns,
forts, and a few other city pieces that are worth mention.
Spis Castle (or Spissky Hrad) is a fortress that was built in the 1200s and 1300s
and exhibits numerous Romanesque and Gothic examples. Another example of these styles
is the town of Bardejov (town center built in 1200-1300s), which was a prosperous
town during that time and has largely remained intact as it is one of the best examples
of Medieval architecture in Slovakia.
In the 1500s the Renaissance made a very brief and unlasting stop in
Slovakia, but the town of Banska Stiavnica got what little the Renaissance
offered the country. The town also thrived during the Baroque period and has a couple
buildings in that style as well.