On our way up to Poland, our last stop in Slovakia was to the large Spiš Castle. We took the bus to Spišské Podhradie and ate lunch at a traditional Slovak restaurant called Spissky Salas before hiking to the castle through some fields and a village. This was one of first decent hard-food meals Alexa has had since her 24-hour flu.
Alexa had garlic soup with cubes of sheep’s cheese, and some potato pastas filled with cheese and jam. They were unexpectedly very good. Jason had some roast pork recommended by our server, and we got an extra side of a different type of sheep cheese with onions, just for good measure. After our filling meal, we hiked on to the castle.
The castle is very large and up on a hill over a small town. Perhaps we have seem a few too many castles, but this one was not our most favorite, although it is one of the most visited in Slovakia, mostly due to its size. We visited the ever present and obligatory torture chamber (oddly located across the hall from the chapel, maybe they took quick breaks on Sunday morning before returning to the dungeon and their medieval cruelty), an old kitchen display, model old bedroom, then climbed the tower and enjoyed the views, until some rain sent us back down to catch our bus to Levoča.
Now we are headed for Krakow in Poland.