Bardejov, the medieval townBardejov is a town in North-Eastern Slovakia. It is situated in the Šariš region on a floodplain terrace of the Topl’a River, in the hills of the Beskyd Mountains. It exhibits numerous cultural monuments in its completely intact medieval town center. The town is one of UNESCO‘s World Heritage Sites and currently maintains a population of about 32,000 inhabitants.
Bardejov is very likely the biggest small town in Europe, but unlike the other, much bigger cities, it still possesses its famous history within medieval town square. The Basilica, the Town Hall, or fortification system with its bastions – this is the town to which amazed generals and emperors paid a visit.
Bardejov is dominated by the monumental Church of St. Aegidius (Giles), mentioned for the first time in 1247. A three navebasilica with multiple chapels was completed in 1464. It hosts eleven precious Gothic winged altars with panel paintings. The central square (Slovak: Radničné námestie), which used to be the town’s medieval marketplace, is surrounded by well-preserved Gothic and Renaissance burghers’ houses as well as the basilica.
One of the most interesting buildings is the town hall, built in 1505. The lower part was built in the Gothic style, while the upper part was finished in the Renaissance style. This was the headquarters of the city council and also the center of the town’s economic, social, and cultural life.In 1903, the town hall was adapted to serve as Šariš County Museum (Sárosi múzeum), now known as the Šariš Museum Bardejov, one of the oldest and the biggest museums in Slovakia.The fortification system and town walls date from the 14th and 15th centuries and are listed by the European Fund of Cultural Heritage as one of the most elaborate and best preserved medieval fortifications in Slovakia.
This poster represents the city of Bardejov which culturally has famous and unique buildings from the Medieval Ages. It was qualified in a poster exhibition with the theme “City of Bardejov” curated by Peter Javorik and organized by Kandelaber, Poster Quadrennial Bardejov / PQB (www.pqb.sk/), Bardejov Travel (www.bardejov.travel), Ńaš Bardejov, and Bardejov Design.