Banka Lásky

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

09:30 - 19:00
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Nataša M
10 contributions
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
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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121zuzana
Merstham, UK60 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Visited this place with my family ( children 5 & 10) it was a wonderful love story and interesting museum and it kept their interest for the whole time.
Translation to English was ok.
Written 18 April 2019
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Dear Zuzana, thanks a lot for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit at LOVE BANK.
Written 27 May 2019
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matejko
11 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
This unique, beautiful place will make you realise about the power of love.
Such a beautiful story and its great that this non-profit organisation decided to save this house for the future generations.
Yes, 12 Eur might be a little "higher", but its worth of every cent!
Plus, you are helping a good thing. Same people, who complain that its expensive, then go down and sit in restaurant and spend 40 Eur for lunch!

I will recommend to all my friends, family and visitors. Go there, immerse in love, be happy and enjoy your visit.
Our host was Peter - a very nice guy, who made the whole experience special.
Written 4 March 2019
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Thank you very much for your nice words. I hope you will visit us again.
Written 22 March 2019
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Travel See Write
New Delhi, India125 contributions
Aug 2018
When I visited this medieval town I had no idea I could bump into such a unique destination. It is the only LOVE BANK in the world where people from around the world can store their symbolic keepsakes of love, friendship or any other special moment. 

LOVE BANK is inspired by the true love story between Marína and Sládkovič and is created from the verses of the World's longest love poem - Marina. Love Bank is located in the basement of a part of a 500-year-old house where Marína Pischlová lived for 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.
Written 9 February 2019
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Thank you so much for your reference, hopefully next year we will expand and you will find it as interesting as this year. Or more.
Written 22 March 2019
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stellasenzacielo4
Buenos Aires, Argentina36 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
We entered the 'love bank' expecting it to be cheesy and overpriced but I actually really enjoyed it. It's mainly for Slovakian tourists but they provide headphones with an English translation for foreigners which was quite well executed. After you visit the love bank itself though, the audioguide stops and the guide has to translate the rest of the tour to us (after the Slovakian explanation). This was fine but I imagine they will soon have the rest of the tour on audioguide.
It's actually quite a new exhibition that only opened in December 2017 so they're still renovating other parts of the house to open up more areas.
It's quite a short tour but very modern and brings the old love story to life. It's also interactive so keeps you interested. If you're planning on putting a loved keepsake in a box, bring it with you and be prepared to fork out €125. Otherwise enjoy how sweet the story is and take photos in the love bank. Tips: wear pants (the floor in the bank is made of mirrors so it's awkward to wear a skirt), tour might be a bit depressing if you've just broken up with someone, strollers can't be taken in but you can leave them at the front desk.
Written 1 September 2018
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Dear Stella, thank you very much for your review and we are happy that you enjoyed it. We will soon have the rest of the tour on audioguide. The price for a box, where people can put a loved keepsake depends od the duration. People can have their own box for 1 day for 25 eur, for 1 year for 50 eur or even for eternity for 100 eur. Those wearing short skirts can use our long skirts in order to avoid awkward moments in the love bank that is made of mirrors. Our love bank is for everybody, because everybody loves somebody.
Written 18 September 2018
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Peter_a_Lucia
8 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
It was really a one-of-a-kind museum but still could be better for the price paid (12€ per person, student discount only for children up to 17 years old). However, it was really interactive and we all felt engaged. The most interesting were definitely talking pictures on the walls. Souvenir shop is good and not that expensive. Maybe we would add some typical old clothing for the staff or for the visitors to try out to feel the atmosphere even more. But definitely worth a visit!
Written 13 August 2018
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Dear Peter and Lucia, thanks a lot for your review. We really appreciate it.
Written 27 May 2019
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Lila Jrisatova
Prague, Czech Republic104 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
I have always had this place on my list to visit it. I finally visited it and it was so worth it! I love everything about it. They even provide English tours for non Slovak speakers.
It was a beautiful little tour and I got to learn a lot about Andrej Sladkovič and his poem dedicated to Marina.
I am very satisfied.
Banska Štavnica is one of the most beautiful towns in Slovakia and the love Bank just adds to its beauty.
Written 12 June 2018
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Thanks a lot for your review, Leila!
Written 14 September 2018
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RobertLifka
Trencin, Slovakia61 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
I am not able to write an original apology on Banská Štiavnica.
Banská Štiavnica is marvelous... picturesque... lovely... etc No doubt.

Turists from the world make proof of it.
Nice walks in the town with historical spirit are now completed with this atraction.

It is a modern institution which and not an old fashioned museum.

Real historically proven love story is framed in dynamic exhibition
adoring love in a way which everybody understands.
Refreshing exhibition depicts the story. Visitors of all ages will enjoy a "love bank" animated paintings of actors, ilumination of space where the love story lived her own life.
This is the last stone in the visitors mosaic of this lovely town. The most precious stone...
Written 14 May 2018
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Dear Robert, thanks a lot for your review! We really appreciate it :)
Written 14 September 2018
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sonluk
Bratislava, Slovakia121 contributions
Feb 2018
This is an interactive museum, dedicated to one of the most famous Slovak poems, and to love as such. The attention to detail, wit and creativity that you see here is second to none. The museum is not big, but worth a visit (plus they are planning to reconstruct further parts of the house and maybe broaden the exhibition).
Written 16 February 2018
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Thank you very much for giving your opinion :)
Written 14 September 2018
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