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Shrine of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Mount Marianske

On a steep hill above the town Levoca stands the temple of light soaring neo-Gothic tower. It leads to the walking (pilgrimage) route, at which the white chapel standing passion.

Mount Marianske Sanctuary appeared on the stage of history in 1247 as a place of pilgrimage of thanksgiving Levoèa citizens - took refuge in a nearby fortified settlement before the Mongol invasion. Marian devotion developed Franciscans. In 1470. established church, from which the today miraculous statue of Mary. Over time Mount Marianske became famous in Europe with the apparitions of the Virgin Mary, becoming the most popular Slovak pilgrimage.
In 1914, on the site of the old church was erected a magnificent neo-Gothic temple of the great altar. It included a wonderful figure in golden robes and royal crown. In 1984. the church was elevated to the rank of minor basilica.

July 3, 1995, John Paul II celebrated Mass there for 650,000 faithful.

This is a scan from negative.

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