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  1. Historical Prešov

  2. Thetownof prešov • Thefirstwritten note aboutthedevelopingtownnamedEpuriesis in theroyaldocumentfrom November 7th, 1247. On therequestoftheGermansettlers, King Ondrej III. Grantedthetownrights to Prešov in 1299. • Prešov gottherightsof a freeroyaltown in 1347.

  3. Historical Prešov • Themedievaldevelopmentofthetownisassociatedwithguildsmanufacturing and trade. Thetownwassurrounded by thewalls. Thehistoricalsquareof Prešov wasdeclaredanurbanprotectedarea in 1950.

  4. TownWalls • Started in 1374 and completed in the 30s ofthe 15th century. • Thebest-preservedparts are thenortheasternbastioncalledbaker´sbastion and somepartsofthewalls in Kmeťovo stromoradie.

  5. Florian Gate • Atthe end oftheFlorianStreetisthelargestconstructionoftheoriginaltownwalls. • Itisdecoratedwiththepictureof St. Florian, thepatronoffire-man, by Prešov painter Max Kurth.

  6. TownHall • Itwasoriginally a Gothicburgher´shousechangedintoawine bar. • Itschangeswereconnectedwiththe big fires in 1786 and 1887. • Itwasenlargedinto a two-floorbuilding and itgotitsPseudobaroquedecorationafterthelatterfire.

  7. RákoczyPalace • Itwasbuiltoftwoburgher´shouses by Žigmund Rákoczyatthe end ofthe 16th century. • Thebuilding has a richdecoratedatticfacade. • Atpresent, theRegionalMuseumusesthebuilding.

  8. Neptune´sFountain • Itistheonlypreserved tank oftheformer ten watertanksthatsuppliedthetownwithwater. • Atthebeginningofthe 19th century, theleadingJewishtradesman Marek Holländer had thesculpturalgroupofNeptunbuiltashisthanksfortheprivilege.

  9. TheBlackEagle • Itwasbuiltofsomeburgher´shousesthatwerwadjusted in towninnafter 1561. • In 19th century, the new buildingof a concerthall and theatrewasadded to thecomplex. • Itisluxorialplaceofsociallife in Prešov.

  10. Country House • Itwasbuilt in years 1769-1770 asanadministrativebuildingoftheformer Šariš County. Thebuilding has a richBaroque-Classicisticdecorationwithtwoportals and a triangulargable- tympanon.

  11. Caraffa´ s prison • Itwasbuilt in years 1504- 1509 as a warehouse and repositoryofthetownmeasuringequipmentandscales. • Itisknownas a prison, too • Thebuildingwithfulcrumwallsis a typicalexampleoftheGothicarchitecture.

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