Things to do in Banska Bystrica Region

Top Things to Do in Banska Bystrica Region

Things to Do in Banska Bystrica Region

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Top Attractions in Banska Bystrica Region

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  • Rohia H
    3 contributions
    Such a beautiful place! It was a very pleasant walk up the hill. The whole cultural heritage is being renovated. Well done. Absolutely worth visiting.
    Written 3 September 2022
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  • Daniela V
    2 contributions
    If you can only see one thing while in Banská Štiavnica See this. I’ve been here three times already. It’s a great experience for couples families and friends alike.
    Written 26 February 2022
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  • Cockney John
    83 contributions
    I spent 3 hours here without a problem. All exhibits are displayed with English information as well as Slovak. A full explanation of Slovakia’s part in WW2. Plenty to look at bith inside and outside. A local friend told me that all the German tanks havevtheir guns pointing downwards whereas the Russian tanks thevguns point upwards. An amusing insight into the previous socialist thinking and way of influencing the workd.
    Written 15 October 2019
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  • Rohia H
    3 contributions
    Very lovely place. An old castle, that recently hosted new Dracula by Netflix. Worth visiting qs whole this exciting town.
    Written 3 September 2022
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  • Mosssphere
    91 contributions
    An excellent mining museum with some fascinating exhibits. The geology section is great for explaining geology in general and for the volcanic caldera in which the museum sits. The 'play' mine for younger children is also very good.
    The video explaining the working of the water pressure engine is one of the best videos that I've seen in a mining museum.
    The underground tour into the old mine is well laid out with a good mix narrow and steep levels. The group I was with was quite large (numbers not size) and we spent too long in the chamber at the bottom of the steps by the shaft so it was a bit of a race to get round all the machinery in the rest of the mine.
    If you are driving there, there isn't much parking space, but that seems to be par for course for the Banska Stiavnica area where non-residents are not encouraged to park in the town.
    Written 2 October 2022
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  • Carol H
    De Pere, WI1,074 contributions
    The Clock Tower, "Leaning Tower," is slender and beautiful, standing silent guard over SNP Square. Built in 1552, this Renaissance structure served as an observation post, a prison, and a torture chamber.

    Since its construction, it has burned several times, and has undergone renovations.

    In the 19th century, brass bands used to give concerts from the top floor gallery

    At the beginning of the 20th century, people have noticed its tilt. At present, it is leaning by as much as 68 cm (26 inches).

    Although no member of our tour group of 22 climbed to the top, our local guide told us that there is a wooden staircase with 101 steps that offers a magnificent view of the entire town.
    Written 17 November 2019
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  • NayiU
    Banska Bystrica, Slovakia512 contributions
    If you you have hour or so make sure you stroll around this square. There are many nice renovated buildings, plenty cafés, restaurant and pubs
    Written 17 February 2020
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  • Lisa S
    Perth, Australia285 contributions
    We had a lovely walk around the castle & environs. All the many lookout points were lovely. Ongoing archeological research is interesting, too. Grounds were well kept & we enjoyed our visit. There are portaloos onsite & a little kiosk / cafe for refreshments.
    Written 7 September 2018
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  • J. Cachia
    9 contributions
    Hi, I would be visiting Park Snow DOnovaly in the coming weeks. Could someone please give me some suggestions on how to best reach the park from Banska Bystrica centre? Also, any suggestions for some beginner's skiing? where we can rent the equipment, and what are the average prices?

    Any feedback would be appreciated.
    Regards,

    Josef
    Written 31 January 2022
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  • M V
    Harpenden, UK63 contributions
    Definitely will recommend. It is amazing place of wooden carvings and history of Banska Stiavnica. Exhibition is in small room but packed with miniatures and carving figures. Each has the story to tell. Small entry fees but absolutely worthy.
    Written 23 October 2019
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  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary1,005 contributions
    This town has a beautiful centre with old buildings and a nice park. Nearby there's the castle. You must buy tickets for 3 EUR but it's worths. We climbed to the tower (227 steps) and the view was fantastic. We took lots of pictures (you mustn't take pictures inside). This place has a special atmosphere, we went back in the past.
    Written 11 July 2020
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  • Martin G.
    Bristol, UK112 contributions
    Love hiking in the Low Tatras. So many beautiful places to go to and admire the stunning nature. Cannot wait to go back.
    Written 25 October 2019
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  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary1,005 contributions
    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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  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary1,005 contributions
    After climbing up the streets and stairs to the bulding of Mining Academy we went into this nice park to relax. This is a huge area (7 hectares). It was used for practical courses for students from 1850's. Now it's open for public, free entrance. It's well cared for and clean with lots of green. We saw some exotic plants and trees: e.g.sequoia or cedar. We was walking and relaxing. Our favourite part was the tiny pond with beautiful water lilies.
    Written 14 July 2020
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  • Soko37
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam3,922 contributions
    Symbol of the city, visible from distance. Definitely number one for visitors to interiors and exteriors of castle. Nice walk to discover history
    Written 28 June 2022
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