Exactly 727 years ago, i.e. in November 1292, this place was mentioned for the first time in an written document as Libenow.  However, in those times we would just see a settlement on crossroads next to the Poprad river, just a village. Due to its gradual growth the population increased and it became a town. In 1364 privileges were established by king Louis I. of Hungary (1326-1382) and it became a free royal city.

Only six of the original old buildings were preserved after the great fire of 1556 devastated the city. Except the Stará Ľubovňa castle, about which I have already posted an article on this website, we can admire old structures on the  main square bearing the name of St. Nicholaus after the parish church situated on it.

St. Nicholas´ Church situated on St. Nicholas Square dates back to the 13th century
St. Nicholas´ Church interior is lavishly decorated with baroque furnishings giving us an idea about the prosperity of this town in the past. The high altar consecrated to St. Nicholas Bishop of Myra is from the middle of 18th century.
Beautiful burgher house
This beautiful burgher house, originally of the 14th century, later rebuilt in  renaissance style,  belongs to precious monuments of the city of Stará Ľubovňa. Only six houses withstood the devastating great fire of 1556 and the core of this was one of them
Arched passageway is an interesting feature of this house
14th century still here