Old town area of Banska Stiavnica

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Old town area of Banska Stiavnica

Old town area of Banska Stiavnica
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Old Town area, Banska Stiavnica 969 01 Slovakia

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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary859 contributions
Jul 2020
It was our second time to visit this nice town. After the long quarantine we enjoyed walking in this calm historic town. It's a beautiful mining town which lies "under the mountains". (The view is beautiful). It was a free royal city and very rich town in 14-15.th century. It was one of the richest silver mining town of Europe in the past. It's the part of the Unesco World Heritage site from 1993. I liked walking in the old town among the renovated old historic buildings. My favourites: Old and New Castles, Main Square (Trojice) with the Plague column. There are lots of good restaurants and cafes, too.
Written 25 July 2020
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Juraj U
Banska Bystrica, Slovakia112 contributions
Jun 2020
Small area with nice bars and shops with good walking zones and proper signs for orientation. You can see a lot of beautiful historical buildings and mining equipment/minerals available. Great place to walk would be suburb part of old town with tiny streets on the hill.
Written 25 June 2020
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Carol H
De Pere, WI1,074 contributions
Sep 2019
Our group of 22 spent a day and a night here in late September. Our local guide told us that in its historical center, which is a conservation area, one can find up to 360 artistic and historical monuments, although I would hard pressed to tell you what they are beyond about a dozen. In 1993,the city and its surroundings were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Dominating the town center is the Old Castle. The majority of the monuments that we saw are concentrated into the area separated between Trojicne and Radnicne Squares. Both squares are separated from each other by the Gothic Church of St. Catherine and the Town Hall with its slender clock tower. Other sites include the Holy Trinity Plague Column, Knocking Tower, and Marina's House. With the exception of the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, all other churches were closed.
Written 16 November 2019
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MarieZero
Prague, Czech Republic35 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Beautifull rich small city with many monuments, nice cafe and interesting vantage points. The city fortress originally was church!
Written 9 August 2019
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Soccca
Tolmin, Slovenia1,336 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Small but very charming town with many cafes and shops around. It is really a pleasure walking thru the town centre and maybe drink a coffee there.
Written 7 May 2019
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Lucia K
Slovakia66 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
I am the person who loves to just wander around to admire an inspiring architecture. Banská Štiavnica seemed perfect for this activity and I must to confess I simply felt in love with this town. Sadly because of shortage of time we spent only a couple of hours exploring its gorgeous streets. But it was all worth it. The weather was on our side with its lovely autumn breeze. Because we arrived late in the afternoon and it's the end of the september there was almost no tourist around. Empty old town to wander around? Sounds good to me. Alongside streets are located lovely little coffee shops and also a lot of beautifuly decorated boutiques or art shops to explore. I already wish to be back there.
Written 24 September 2018
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DavidT3766
Frinton-On-Sea, UK85 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
This UNESCO world heritage site is not to be missed, it is absolutely stunning.
I wish we had spent more time there.
Can not wait to return !!!
Written 21 August 2018
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shari w
Saint Joseph, MI918 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Spent the day there. The place offers quite a lot , especially for English speaking people. Communication is much easier. There are lovely boutiques, not too pretentious. Many restaurants and cafes with indoor and outdoor spaces. Plenty of smaller museums and galleries. Able to really get a feel of mining. Proud historic places to visit. Many churches. A great brewery. Parking is very challenging!
Written 15 June 2018
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AndrejaKo
Maribor, Slovenia1,069 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
This place is wonderful. Not just the old town, the whole area here is. But what you need to do first is figure out, how the parking works :) even police officers seemed to be confused.
Written 9 June 2018
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Eva T
United Kingdom738 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
We went there for a day trip. It was a nice surprise to us. The town is small, situated in a green valley. On the way we spotted "the Calvary" - pilgrim place (foundation stone in 1744) on the hill just before entering the town. We had a problem with car parking - all spaces in the centre were full so we needed to park the car down and walk a little bit steep road - maybe some bigger car park building should be considered but it would be quite tricky. The town is full of history - beautiful buildings, not working mines you can visit, churches, galleries,lots of small restaurants. We tried to enter each house courtyard which was open and we enjoyed every minute there. Luckily the weather was good so it was perfect trip. I understand Slovak so I could translate to my husband but most of the young people who served us in cafes spoken English.
Written 28 September 2017
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