Banka Lásky

Banka Lásky, Banska Stiavnica: Hours, Address, Banka Lásky Reviews: 5/5

09:30 - 18:00
Monday
09:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 18:00
Thursday
09:30 - 18:00
Friday
09:30 - 18:00
Saturday
09:30 - 19:00
Sunday
09:30 - 18:00
About
The only LOVE BANK in the world is a unique place where people from around the world store their symbolic keepsakes of love, friendship or another special moment of happiness. LOVE BANK - is inspired by the true love story between Marína and Sládkovič - is created from the verses of the World's longest love poem - consists of 100 000 Security Boxes You can find the only LOVE BANK in the world in the basement of the house that is a part of 500-year-old gold mine. It is the house where Marína Pischlová lived for the most of her life. This house is a building of national and cultural significance as well as being part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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850Lu
20 contributions
Amazing idea that is absolutely worth the money
Sep 2020
Looking at the house from the outside I wasn't really impressed by the whole project and the idea. But after seeing all attractions, the interior of the house and the love bank I was really surprised how beautifully it all has been put together. From the whole reconstruction of the house to the presentation of the love story it all made very nice and interesting experience. You will not find anything similar anywhere in Slovakia. I have also seen the famous house of Romeo and Juliette in Verona or the love museums in South Korea and I must say that the experience there was really poor. This one actually made a point and especially it was based on the true story. I was actually quite impressed how well it was all done. You can feel the inspiration from other exhibitions like Harry Potter studios or the book and mirror installation in Bratislava, but it doesn't matter at all, because after all you'll be glad that you paid the money for something unique and exceptional.
Written 30 September 2020
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary529 contributions
A romantic place for lovers
Jul 2020
It's in fact a bench on the main square in front of a building, in which Marína Pischlova lived around 1840. The longest love poem in the world is dedicated to her. The love poem is registered as a world record. The House of Marína or House of Slovakia's Romeo and Juliet is very popular for lovers. They put a padlock around the bench so you can see lots of colourful padlocks.
Written 3 August 2020
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tomas sokol
Bratislava, Slovakia39 contributions
Real history of Slovak love story
Jun 2020 • Couples
Authentic experience of true love story born directly in the house where you will visit museum. New owners of the house were able to build amazing experience from almost destroyed historical building. Whole experince of visit and ideas behind are really on world class level. When you pay attention to all details and ideas you will appreciate this place much more! I loved to discover that such a place was build in Slovakia and how much can be made from ine idea and true story. I recommend to learn more about region, city, walk around and then visit the museum, you will connect with genius loci.
Written 21 June 2020
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Dear Tomas, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate your recent visit to our Love Bank, we are happy to see that you enjoyed your visit to the full. The story of the poem Marína is unique to the world and close to our hearts - we are really pleased that there are people who believe in the same things as we do. This project took plenty of passion, sweat, determination, and persistence; and we are grateful that our visitors appreciate all the hard work which made the Love Bank possible. If you are visiting our town again, we look forward to welcoming you back to the Love Bank. Zuzana From Love Bank.
Written 24 June 2020
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Medy
Szeged, Hungary69 contributions
Love castle
Nov 2019 • Couples
It's a place for a love story . It's ok but if you wanna but your name there you need to donate fee for renovation. A 125 € or more depending on the mesmerizing method you want to write your name and your love name. But a good afternoon program. Need to reserve before you go because it's time fixed visit view.
Written 10 November 2019
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Thank you very much for your review. We are happy that you liked it :) Love Bank is a Fundraising project dedicated to saving and restoring the historic House of Marína; and to promotion of Sládkovič’s MARÍNA around the globe as the World’s longest love poem.
Written 11 November 2019
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CJW913
De Pere, WI1,073 contributions
Houses the World's Longest Love Poem!
Sep 2019
During a walking tour of Banska Stiavnica in late September 2019 with our group of 22, the local guide stopped in front of this structure. She called this "Marina's House," a place that celebrates, and houses, the world's longest love poem, written by Andrej Sladkovic.

She told us the following story: Andrej was from a poor family, and to earn money, he tutored Marina at her parents' house. Her parents were among the richest families in Banska Stiavnica (the Pischl Family). While teaching her, they fell in love.However, the gap between their property and origin was too much to be surmounted. Marina's family insisted she marry a rich man, while Sladkovic was studying in Bratislava, the marriage taking place in 1845. At some point, Andrej wrote his 2,920-line poem, "Marina," that was eventually published in 1846. Both our local guide, and our Tour Leader told us that this poem is studied and memorized in Slovak schools!!

Also of interest is the fact that the house is part of a 500-year-old gold mine, and is the house where Marina lived for most of her life. This house also contains a Lover's Vault with 100,000 tiny drawers for lovers to place their words.
Written 19 October 2019
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Thank you very much for writing us your review :)
Written 23 October 2019
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Coro foxy
13 contributions
Find a minute for love
Jul 2019
What is love?.. everybody of us asked this question at least once, and we can find different answers. Here, in Bank of Love, you will be witness of love of one young couple, thanks which was created the longest love poem in the world. It was amazing experience! ❤️
Written 4 August 2019
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Thanks a lot for sharing your experience! We really appreciate it!
Written 5 August 2019
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Peto
4 contributions
A wonderful journey through the largest love poem in the world and much more
Aug 2018 • Solo
I visited Love Bank for the first time about a year ago. I strongly recommend. Very engaging in many aspects. Not just for the love birds. If you are looking for a wonderful history of the biggest love poem set in the miraculous world of beautiful interactive projections and old-Slovak architecture, this is the right place for you. Suitable for everyone.
Written 31 July 2019
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Dear Peto! Thanks a lot for your review. We really appreciate it :)
Written 2 August 2019
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Oto P
9 contributions
Very well made
Jul 2019 • Couples
Extremely well prepared exhibition, which guides you through the story of the world longest love poem and the real life love story that inspired it.
Written 22 July 2019
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Dear Oto! Thank you very much for your words. We are very happy that you enjoyed our exhibition!
Written 24 July 2019
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Nataša M
10 contributions
Excellent day in Banska Stiavnica
Jun 2019 • Family
We enjoyed the visit to the house of Marina and the beautifull story of the world’s longest love poem written by Andrej Sladkovic. Excellent guides, interesting and innovative presentation. Great idea to book a space for a personal love story. Definitely worth to visit while enjoying the historical city of Banska Stiavnica.
Written 30 June 2019
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Dear Nataša! Thank you very much for writing us such an amazing review. We really appreciate your words.
Written 24 July 2019
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Kate
Dublin, Ireland57 contributions
Amazingly Romantic Gem - real love story
Jun 2019 • Solo
I visited this place with my parents and the tour was amazing. Its a fantastic attraction for couples, singles and families. Forget the fictional world wide know love story of Romeo and Juliet, this is a real life love story of a Slovak writer and his unfulfilled love to a local girl Marina, which resulted in the longest love poem in the world. The Love Bank is an amazingly romantic idea of securing a symbol of your love for ever.
Well done to the founders and I cant recommend this place enough.
Written 11 June 2019
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Dear Kathy! We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit at Love Bank. Thank you very much for your beautiful review, we really appreciate it.
Written 13 June 2019
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