To commemorate this event, they built a chapel on the hill below the fortified settlement, where thanksgiving processions took place every year together with the inhabitants of neighboring villages. This is how the first pilgrimage tradition was created. The development of the Marian cult was contributed to by the minorities, who founded a monastery in Levoča in the first half of the 14th century. In 1984, the church was upgraded to a small basilica. Every year, thousands of pilgrims visit Mariánská hora in Levoča to gain spiritual strength. In 1995, one of the goals was the visit of the Holy Father John Paul II. in Slovakia.