Things to do in Banska Stiavnica

Top Things to Do in Banska Stiavnica

Things to Do in Banska Stiavnica

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  • Petra J
    12 contributions
    Tough you have to walk to the steep hill it ´s definetely worth it. However it ´ s not suitable for smaller kids. The view is breathtaking.
    Written 4 September 2020
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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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  • Simona H
    Poprad, Slovakia8 contributions
    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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  • Medy
    Szeged, Hungary95 contributions
    It's a very nice place to visit it will give you the feeling of mining . You will dress like miners. Lovely place
    Written 9 November 2019
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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, Hungary907 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, Hungary907 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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  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary907 contributions
    After the quarantine we visited two "mining towns": Kremnica and Banska Stiavnica last week. Both are nice historic places, we loved them. In the centre of this town you can found the Main square with the Holy Trinity Column which was built after the great plague epidemic (1710-11). This square was the most important forum of the town in the past. Nowadays there are some restaurants and bars around and you can taste the good Slovak beer or wine.
    Written 14 July 2020
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  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary907 contributions
    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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  • Lenka T
    Wolfenbüttel, Germany82 contributions
    During a hot summer day, this is a perfect spot for refreshment for free! Close to Banska Stiavnica, free parking and entrance and clear cool water of a perfect temperature. Public toilet, changing "Area" and fast food stands available. Great!
    Written 2 August 2020
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  • Soko37
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam3,880 contributions
    Excellent family trip, we parked at Pocuvadlo lakeside parking place. Started to climb through the forest and cliffs getting on the top. One hour trip to be on the top, great scenery and possibility to have a beer, snack or lunch in the cottage on the top. There is chance to use the fireplace, possibility to sit and relax. Half an hour distance there is ruin of old Sitno castle. The track is steep and not easy one, pls do not forget good shoes and rain coat if any chance of changing weather
    Written 23 July 2019
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  • Matthias L
    1 contribution
    Each year I am visiting Slovakia and also Banská Štiavnica. This little town has a very special energy. I also like to see what have been rebuilt, what is new.
    Some really nice places having coffee or
    beer (Erb).

    A place each tourist have to visit.
    Written 15 May 2018
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  • Elíšek
    Trnava Region, Slovakia1 contribution
    Really nice and beautiful turquoise water. We had a good time here on this place with my family. I highly recommend this place.
    Written 8 July 2021
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  • AdityaDeo
    Pune, India30 contributions
    A must visit place in the town of Banska Stiavnica situated at the city centre.It has been maintained really well and looks very attractive
    Written 6 March 2019
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