New Castle

New Castle, Banska Stiavnica: Hours, Address, New Castle Reviews: 4/5

09:00 - 17:00
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09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
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09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
About
The New castle overlooking the city used be part of the fortification system and one of the important watchtowers. Nowadays it explains the history of the Turkish invasions in the 16th century and its influence on the life of mining towns. The life – size sculpture of Turks by Dionysos Stanetti and the weapons belong to the most attractive artefacts. By the way, such as tempting target as Stiavnica – the Silver city - was never conquered.
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary525 contributions
One of the main symbol of the town
Jul 2020
This Castle has an other name, too: Girl Castle. It can be seen from everywhere in the town because it lies on a hill. It was built between 1554-1571 against the Turkish attacks. It belongs several ghost- and witch-legends. It has 4 corner towers and 24 cannons. This Renaissance Castle has a rich history, and some important functions: eg.: clocktower, belltower etc. Today it's a museum. You can see lots of flags and arms there. The view is breathtaking, you can see the whole town.
Written 17 July 2020
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CJW913
De Pere, WI1,073 contributions
The View From our Hotel Room
Sep 2019
This structure was built during the period of Turkish danger in years 1564-1571 (on a hill called Frauenberg) as a watch tower and signal tower. It is a massive 6-level edifice with four smaller side towers. Its unique silhouette can easily be spotted from several locations.

Unfortunately, our group of 22 did not have time for a tour. Nevertheless, my spouse and I enjoyed the view we had of it from our hotel room!
Written 19 October 2019
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Oto P
9 contributions
Nice exhibition
Jul 2019 • Couples
The castle is a basic defensive fortress so there is not much to see architecture wise.

However, the exhibition about the ottoman war is very educative and well made.
Written 22 July 2019
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Joost N
Groningen, The Netherlands285 contributions
Nice place
Feb 2019 • Couples
Unfortunately not to much information about the castle itself, but the exhibition about the defense against the Turks is interesting to see.
And if it were only for the views you should already see this place. The panorama view over Banská Stiavnica is amazing!
Written 4 March 2019
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AndrejaKo
Maribor, Slovenia956 contributions
renovated
May 2018 • Couples
First you need to figure out how the parking works.
Castle arhitectually different as you would expect from a castle.
No dogs allowed inside and from the outside, if you walk around it, nothing special
Written 9 June 2018
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Loocasso
Krakow, Poland61 contributions
Only at one's leisure
Aug 2017 • Friends
It is neither impressive nor interesting, however it nicely overlooks the city from the hill opposite to old castle. More added value gave us the walk itself as we could visit the city and feel the ambience.
Written 20 September 2017
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Lukas O
37 contributions
Informative and picturesque
Aug 2016 • Family
Three-in-one attraction:
1. Historic exhibition, primarily concerning the defensive role of the castle and its importance in wars against the Turks.
2. Offers a good view over the historic city.
3. A good looking structure to take pictures of.
Written 27 July 2017
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geneus
Mountain View, CA58 contributions
Good view, nice museum
Feb 2017 • Couples
The ancient tower has nice museum inside with historical weapons, maps and interiors.
Commending view of the valley.
Written 14 February 2017
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smallhausen1
Bratislava, Slovakia1,811 contributions
Not only excellent views
Sep 2016 • Family
Castle museum offers a historical overview of the long and painful period of wars with Otoman empire. It is interesting to see how local people prepared themselves to be ready for potential Turkish attacks. It shows also the bloody and cruel way of fighting in that times. Important to be visited to understand the history and present.
Written 18 September 2016
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vlastaman
Jihlava, Czech Republic407 contributions
Interesting history
Aug 2016 • Couples
Untypical building with an interesting history on the hill opposite the Old Castle. It worst to tour all floors with a transparent history of the conquest of Slovakia from Turks and a variety of weapons and objects from that period. From the top floor spectacular view on the city.
Wheelchair accessible only to steep stairs to the entry.
Written 30 August 2016
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