City Hall open to communities (City Hall)

Basic information

  • Project Number: CLT01027
  • Project Title: City Hall open to communities (City Hall)
  • Program: Culture
  • Region of the Project Implementation: Prešovský
  • District of the Project Implementation: Levoča
  • Estimated Date of Project Completion: 30.04.2024
  • Project Promoter: City of Levoča
  • Website of the project:
  • Status: Active


  • Project Grant Approved: 849 955 €

Information in a nutshell

One of the dominating features of the Master Paul Square in Levoča is the historical building of the Renaissance city hall. The city hall was built in the 15th century and since then it has undergone many construction adaptations. The last comprehensive reconstruction of the object occurred on the verge of the 19th and 20th century and it was completed with a construction of a new-Renaissance top floor. 1950s were marked with a brute intervention that has finally led to architectural devaluation of the object. Currently, the city hall hosts an exposition dedicated to the history of the City of Levoča since its beginnings up to the present and it is one of the most visited expositions in Levoča. On the second floor of the city, the museum presents abundant artistic collections ranging from the Gothic over Renaissance to Baroque bound to the region of Spiš. In 2001, a long-term exposition of ethnographic nature was opened with the title “Krása z nití utkaná/ Beauty woven from threads”, which represents folk textile and blueprint in Spiš.

Project description

The subject of the project is the reconstruction and revitalization of the national cultural monument – The City Hall. However, the project also aims to raise awareness of cultural and social issues, contribute to their solution, support the creative industries, and establish international cooperation. The primary goal is the revitalization and reconstruction of the national cultural monument in the monument reserve located in the heart of the city, but also the strengthening of soft activities and cultural life of municipality. They can be divided into four main categories. The first presents cultural and social activities and festivals. Another covers educational seminars for local students and pupils on entrepreneurship in the creative industries. The third category belongs to compulsory dissimination, in which three main conferences will take place, accompanied by a series of cultural events and press conferences. A seminar on the protection of cultural heritage will be held for the general public, underlining the importance of the inscription of Levoča in the UNESCO list. Finally, modernization activities with Norwegian and Polish partners, local and national influencers and bloggers aimed at brainstorming activities promoting Levoča as a "City you cannot miss".