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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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  • 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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  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary834 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, Hungary834 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, Hungary834 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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  • 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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  • Natalia Silky
    Krakow, Poland167 contributions
    It was very nice to visit the place again after many years. It offers only guided tours, you cannot enter on your own. We had a bigger group, but people tried to keep social distancing. The interior is still great, rooms are beautifully preserved. Its a pity pictures cannot be taken. We visited the park after our tour, its gorgeous. Big, nicely kept. Overall we enjoyed our time spent there very much.
    Written 27 September 2020
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  • Marek K
    88 contributions
    It had been built from the year cca 1450, finished in 1490 and was consecrated in 1500 A.D. There are nice stained glass windows and lot of side chapels. It is a late Gothic temple in the heart of Banská Štiavnica. It is one of "must see" places in the town.
    Written 2 August 2018
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  • Carol H
    De Pere, WI1,074 contributions
    This is without any doubt the most beautiful street in Banska Stiavnica!

    While on a tour of Slovakia, a local guide led our group of 21 for a walk along this cobbled lane. She called it "The Rose Street" because of all the gorgeous rose bushes that were planted outside of the houses. The houses themselves were charming, some painted in pastel colors.

    As we climbed higher, the city spread out in front of us, offering a remarkable vista. Thankfully, we were able to descend on stairs to the town square below.

    If you visit this town, make sure you talk a stroll along Ruzova!
    Written 14 November 2019
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  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary834 contributions
    While we were walking in the town from the Tomnhall to the Old and New Castle we passed by Klopacka. This is a special historic building with a tower. In the past it was very important for miners: they were called to their shifts in the mine by knocking a wooden hammer here. It was used for other occasions: eg.: fires or funerals.
    Nowadays it's a teahouse. (Not too cheap).
    Written 25 July 2020
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  • Soko37
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam3,808 contributions
    Castle ruins are just 20 min walking 🚶‍♀️ from Sitno mountain ⛰ top. It originates from 13th century. Today there are few walls and great 👍 view from steep cliff. It is great to connect with climbing Sitno mountain 🏔 and ruins visit. Good shoes 👞, drink 🥤, snack and plan B with clothes when having tricky weather. Food 🥘 and drinks 🍸 available in cottage on the top of Sitno mountain ⛰
    Written 25 July 2019
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  • HungaryMulticultural
    Szentendre, Hungary27 contributions
    Lakie many other places on Earth, this wonderful building has lost its original function. It works now as a beer brewery of the neighbouring ERB restaurant, Therefore only from outside!
    Written 24 December 2018
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  • Richard
    Chulilla, Spain40 contributions
    Situated between the old and new castles, opposite the tea shop Klopacka, Schemnitz Gallery is house in a traditional, Stiavnica villa. The exhibition was interesting and I especially enjoyed the film shown in a curtained off area.
    Written 13 February 2016
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