The area of the village was mentioned for the first time in 1260 (as ‘terra Bethlem’) and the village itself in 1311 (as ‘villa Bethlem’). Betlanovce belonged to the squire villages, so-called the villages of Spiš Lancers. In 1243 the king Belo IV renewed their old privileges. Lancers' villages established their own administrative body – the County of X Lanced Nobles (so-called Little County). Betlanovce were its seat from 1725 until its unification with the Great Spiš Province in 1803.

MONUMENTS: the Gothic Church of St. Cosmas and Damian from the 2nd half of the 13th century, the Renaissance manor with gable attic from the year1568, the Baroque manor, the squire‘s manor

ATTRACTIONS: Betlanovce was the home of important Thurzo family, whose members greatly contributed to the development of the Renaissance art in the Spiš region. In the village there is a tennis court and in winter also ice skating rink with natural ice.

ACCESS: bus: Vydrník (4 km), Poprad (18 km), Spišská Nová Ves (19 km), train: line Bratislava – Žilina –Košice, Vydrník station (5 km).