GOLDEN TOWER – This was the name of the Belfry because of its once golden sgraffito ornaments. It is rightfully regarded as the most beautiful campanile in the Spiš region. The Renaissance Belfry, with its square base, stands right beside the Basilica of the Holy Cross. There are three bells hanging from the wooden construction in the interior. The oldest bell, from 1525, has a 20 centimeters crack. Today it produces an unclear C tone.
The legend says that one of the bells flies on Maundy Thursday to Rome. According to preserved documents, in 1674 Michal Kupecký, a student from Kežmarok, flew like this to the eternal city and never returned to his hometown.
WHAT IS WORTH SEEING
In the proximity is Starý trh (Old Market – the oldest populated part of the town), which you can easily walk to through a nearby street. To the south of the Basilica you can find the town hall, with a new fountain. For lovers of antique beauty, we recommend the historical route, which will lead you to the most beautiful and valuable areas that Kežmarok can offer you.