Old Castle Banska Stiavnica

Old Castle Banska Stiavnica: Hours, Address, Old Castle Banska Stiavnica Reviews: 4.5/5

Old Castle Banska Stiavnica

Old Castle Banska Stiavnica
4.5
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
About
The Old Castle - whose origins reach back to the early 13th century - is a review of all existing architectural styles by itself . Originally an Romanesque Chapel of St. Michal built by the community of miners was in the period of Turkish invasion in the 16th century fortified with walls, bastions and towers – and from that time it was used for military purposes. In modern times Old castle was used as a police station, an ice – stock, a town’s archive and library even as a gym! A museum since 1900 offers archaeological exhibition, exhibitions of tobacco pipes manufacture (a famous craft of Banska Stiavnica), blacksmithing, Baroque sculptures, old interior watches, torture devices, gun dartboards, exhibitions “The miners are coming”, “Calvary in exile” and more. The baroques tower offers magnificent view of the city.
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Simona H
Poprad, Slovakia8 contributions
Great place to visit
May 2021
Due to the Corona virus pandemy, the visit is without a guide for private groups only,but it's worth a visit. Not in many castles there are so many place accessible for visitors as in this one. Receiving a printed guide with a map and descriptions you can start your own adventure 🙂
Written 4 May 2021
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary650 contributions
Old Castle in the middle of the town
Jul 2020
This Castle originally was built as a Roman (later Gothic) Church in 13. century. It has changed a lot. It became a castle during the period against the Turks. Today it's a Mining Museum. You can find easily, because it's it's in the middle of the old town, which is the part of UNESCO World Heritage. We couldn't go inside, because it's closed at 5 o' clock.
Written 17 July 2020
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Oto P
9 contributions
Historical heart of the town
Jul 2019 • Couples
The castle is easily accessible since it is in the center of the town. It offers a nice look into the history through its architecture as well as through the exhibitions.
Written 22 July 2019
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101Viktoria
Bratislava, Slovakia31 contributions
Worth a visit
May 2019 • Couples
It's not often you get to see a castle in the city center. It's very easy to get there, and the impression was even better, as there was a festival of traditions and old arts ongoing. Falconry I thought was most impressive. Building and exhibitions were impressive, people happy to explain everything and answer questions. If in Banska Stiavnica, don't miss this one.
Written 4 June 2019
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Marian B
Bratislava, Slovakia1,229 contributions
Old castle
Feb 2019 • Couples
Lot of history, nice presentation amd tpur around the castle, which was originally a church. In the inner museum, there are some original pieces from the calvarie.
Written 12 March 2019
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Joost N
Groningen, The Netherlands287 contributions
Nice place
Feb 2019 • Couples
There is a really cute black cat that followed us the whole tour!
The castle is cute to experience with different exhibitions and views.
I can totally recommend the castle to see!
Written 4 March 2019
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HungaryMulticultural
Szentendre, Hungary27 contributions
THE OLD CASTLE IS GUARDING THE MIRACLEOUS TOWN BELOW
Dec 2018 • Family
The old city is a World Heritage site, which seemingly was avoided destruction of WWII. The Old Castle is watching over the town. The fortress has also been preserved well, and gives a travel to the past. Very often you can hear the bells ringing from the town. Wonderful!
Written 24 December 2018
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DavidT3766
Frinton-On-Sea, UK85 contributions
Unexpected treasure
Aug 2018 • Family
Walked up to the old castle in this wonderful little town, with teenage boys, when asked if they wanted to go in they both said yes, with a air of reluctance. Well it was a great decision for a family ticket of just €7.50 they both said it was the best castle they have ever been two and I agree with them. Looks of interesting rooms lots of stairs and lots and lots of fun.
When in your own do not miss it !!!
Written 21 August 2018
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Steve L
Greater London, UK60 contributions
Lovely old castle with good information and things to see.
Jun 2018 • Friends
Well worth a visit if you are in the area, not only to see the castle itself but there have a good amount of information and exhibits of what life was like, also worth going up the bell tower and wooden walk way around the inside, very cheap too.
Written 14 July 2018
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shari w
Saint Joseph, MI918 contributions
Good!
Jun 2018 • Couples
Very nice visit. You can see this in less than 1 hour if you want and still learn much. English tour help available. Very easy to tour. Nice explanation of what we were seeing. Some stairs involved. A wonderful statue of one of my forefathers!
Worth a visit.
Written 15 June 2018
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Old Castle Banska Stiavnica is open:
  • Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00