Banská Štiavnica

Banská Štiavnica
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Come and visit historically interesting and touristy very popular town Banská Štiavnica. Metal mining and their further manufacturing, especially gold and silver, in old mining town, dates back to the bronze age. Fortification and the town's coat of arms, which is the oldest well-preserved coat of arms in Slovakia comes from the 13th century. Upon your arrival to Banská Štiavnica you will be attracted by the dominating factor of the town, the New chateau, that perks on top of the Dievčenský hill. You will find an exhibition speaking about anti-turkey battles in Slovakia here. You will receive an unforgettable view on the town and its surroundings from the chateau's highest floor. The complex of the Old chateau towers on the perk of the hill Paradajz. The Church of Virgin Mary, St. Michael chapel, but also the bastion „Himmelreich“, used as a jail and torture room in the past, are constituents of the Old chateau. At the present there is an exhibition of the Slovak Mining museum there. Just a short way off Banská Štiavnica is an open-air museum in the original part of shaft Ondrej and the adit Bartolomej. Banská Štiavnica was announced a Town Monumental Reservation and since 1993 it is inscribed in UNESCO.

Distance from airports:

  • Bratislava 177 km
  • Košice 245 km
  • Poprad 164 km

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