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WHERE TO STAY Ho­tel U Leva Na­mestie Ma­js­tra Pavla 25, Le­voca 011-421-534-502-311 uleva.sk/en U Leva sits on the square in a mod­ern­ized 14th-cen­tury burgher’s house. The small ho­tel has spa­cious rooms, great staff and an on-site restau­rant. Rooms start at $60.

Pen­zion Cos­mopoli­tan II An­dreja Kameta 18, Ban­ska Sti­avnica 011-421-918-601-147 pen­zion­cos­mopoli­tan.sk Cen­trally lo­cated in a 16th-cen­tury build­ing, this pen­sion is built over a mine shaft, the en­trance to which you can view right off the din­ing room. Rooms start at $50.

WHERE TO EAT Med Malina Hlavna 81, Kosice 011-421-556-220-397 www.med­ma­lina.sk This cozy restau­rant on Kosice’s main street serves up ex­cep­tion­ally de­li­cious Cen­tral Euro­pean and Pol­ish food. En­trees start at $6.

Taj Ma­hal Hlavna 121/5, Kosice 011-421-944-113-048 tajma­hal.sk This tes­ta­ment to the in­creas­ingly cos­mopoli­tan cui­sine in Kosice sits in quiet ar­cade off the main square and of­fers a nice break from Slo­vak stan­dards. En­trees start at $5.

Plan­eta Le­voca Ná­mestie Ma­js­tra Pavla 38, 054 01 Le­voca 011-421-534-512-100 plan­e­tale­voca.sk/en_u­vod.html Right off the main square, this restau­rant and bar has eclec­tic decor and a huge menu of Greek and Ital­ian spe­cial­ties, and makes for a good break­fast and lunch spot. En­trees start at $4.

Monar­chia Restau­rant A. Slad­kovica 2, Ban­ska Sti­avnica 011-421-905-360-307 monar­chia.sti­avnica.sk This eatery, which serves tra­di­tional Slo­vak fare in a 16th-cen­tury build­ing, is worth the up­hill climb re­quired to reach it. En­trees start at $8.

WHAT TO DO Spis Cas­tle Spisske Po­hdradie slo­vakia.travel/en/spis­sky-hrad-cas­tle A UNESCO World Her­itage site and a na­tional icon, the ru­ins of this sprawl­ing cas­tle dom­i­nate the hills for miles around. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in April; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May through Septem­ber; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Oc­to­ber; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Novem­ber. Closed De­cem­ber through March. Ad­mis­sion is $6 for adults; $3 for chil­dren.

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