Slovak National Uprising Square

Slovak National Uprising Square

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NayiU
Banska Bystrica, Slovakia512 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
If you you have hour or so make sure you stroll around this square. There are many nice renovated buildings, plenty cafés, restaurant and pubs
Written 17 February 2020
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Carol H
De Pere, WI1,074 contributions
Sep 2019
Our tour group of 22 visited here in late September on a rainy day, which cut short much of our time.

The Medieval times in Banska Bystrica are closely connected with mining and trade. As such, the wealthy citizens of town built their houses directly in the middle of town that created this colorful square. It has been the hub of city life for more than 600 years. It also has had many different names through the years, but today is named after the 1944 insurgency

Dominating the square is the leaning Clock Tower, Old Town Hall, Thurzo House (among one of many houses), The Plague Column, and a very ugly pile of rocks (Stone Fountain). One can also find a number of shops and cafes.

I wish that we could have spent more time here in the sunshine, which would have enhanced the fabulous facades of the buildings.
Written 18 November 2019
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Curious34486517547
3 contributions
Aug 2019
beautiful square full of flowers, surrounded by historic buildings, restaurants bars where you can sit in the summer, at the end of summer there is a Radvan fair where you can buy handmade products made of wood, wicker, leather. In the upper part of the square there is a tower under which they have a excelent ice cream.
Written 6 September 2019
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Ricu Stetter - Israel
Tel Aviv, Israel144 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Banska Bystrica is located in a mining area and founded as a mining town; the city has prospered due to the surrounding mines, including copper, silver (metal), gold and iron.
Fear of the Ottoman invasion, the city walls were strengthened in the 16th century. In the 19th century a paper mill was established in the city, (which was greatly expanded) and a railway that accelerated the development of the city.
Central market very beautiful, renovated with historical monuments and other attractions for tourists.
Written 1 August 2019
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shropshirenick
Shrewsbury, UK19,287 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
I have visited Banska Bystrica numerous times over the years. There are many more restaurants and bars on the square, than there was 20 years ago. I guess this adds to the atmosphere, it is a great place to sit with a coffee or beer on a sunny day.
The architecture of the buildings around the square is wonderful too.
Written 3 July 2019
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Soccca
Tolmin, Slovenia1,436 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Very large and nice square with many cafes around it. It is really nice to sit in one of them and drink coffee while watching people walking around.
Written 7 May 2019
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AEROKAN
Europe50 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
Banska Bystrica is a small and cute city in the middle of Slovakia. It's a nice city but there is not much to do. You can find everything you need. If you are interested in, you can go to the Ministry of Fun it's the most popular nightclub in Slovakia.
Written 22 January 2019
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AllyP1994
Martinborough, New Zealand156 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Lovely square with attractive historic buildings mostly very well maintained.
Lots of cafes.
Pedestrianised so great place to wander with kids as it is huge and not many people at all, even Fri and Sat nights! (end of Sept)
obelisk, fountain and statue of Virgin Mary provide some focus.
Interesting music from the clock tower!!
Written 30 September 2018
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Silvia G
Kosice, Slovakia383 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Main square in Banská Bystrica has many beautiful buildings that are part of the Town Monument Reserve. The square is place where in the 20th century was huge celebrating first national independence and after which it is now named. The dominant of square is The clock tower from which is beautiful view over city Banská Bystrica. In square is nice fountain, a few churches many restaurants and shops.
Written 10 September 2018
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Vidma A
Vilnius, Lithuania15 contributions
Aug 2017
Main square with dancing fountains and music played from local church every hour. As well as lots of cafes6 pza places and other restaurants with outside sits... Cheap and very good beer.
Written 19 June 2018
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