The Basilica of St. Giles stands in the centre of the square, a serene landmark in an idyllic piece of urban architecture, a church that has stood here since the 14th century and is indelibly linked to the past and present of Bardejov. The winged altars of the church are particularly striking, although its greatest attribute may well be its unbeatable location.
Bardejov is one of those towns that seems worthy of the ‘fairytale’ qualifier, a quaint little city where everything seems to be in the right place in the right shade with the right atmosphere. The houses that line the main square cover a whole host of colours while retaining an undeniable uniform style, that sort of image that Instagram was created for.
Getting to Bardejov from Košice isn’t difficult, no matter your mode of transport. The towns are about an hour and a quarter away from each other by bus, with that rising to two hours if train is your preferred method of movement. The easiest way to get to Bardejov is to drive, a peaceful 50km journey through the beautiful Slovakian countryside.