Banska Stiavnica Landmarks

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Banska Stiavnica Landmarks

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What travellers are saying

  • Fern
    Glasgow, UK562 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    really unusual place to visit. sadly it was closed when we were here in april but the walk here alone was very good. it isn't actually as much as it looks like it is from the photos - it is very doable if you take it slow. enjoy :)
    Written 28 June 2023
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  • Jackie
    United Kingdom100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I absolutely loved our visit to this castle. It seems to have been sympathetically restored, and the information was provided in English. The exhibitions were very interesting, and there were so many nooks and crannies to explore.
    One unexpected highlight was the peregrine falcons nesting in the towers of the basilica.
    Although dogs are not allowed in the castle per se, the ladies on the entrance let us bring our four pups into the courtyard and even brought water for them. My hubs and I then visited the castle one at a time. To view most of the castle, you have to climb steep stairs, which would not be suitable for dogs in any case.
    Written 30 July 2023
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  • Mimecko
    Modra, Slovakia154 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    the mansion is furnished with many pieces of the original itinerary of the 15-17 centuries
    The saga of the Coburg family made me realize their contribution not only to the development of Europe, but also their legacy for the present
    Written 20 December 2022
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  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary2,132 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, Hungary2,132 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Marek K
    88 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary2,132 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • kenbaines
    Wrotham, UK541 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting statue that features a trio of archangels. The Virgin Mary is crushing a monster and the whole statue dominates the square.
    Written 4 July 2014
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  • AdityaDeo
    Pune, India30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Richard
    Chulilla, Spain44 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Soko37
    Budapest, Hungary11,909 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • z n
    Szentendre, Hungary33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • AndrejaKo
    Maribor, Slovenia1,043 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    if they wouldn't be renovating the road so that we had to walk through that door, on our way to the new castle, i do not think we would notice them.
    Written 9 June 2018
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  • kenbaines
    Wrotham, UK541 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    By the time we got there it was shut so we could not go inside. The exterior leads one to believe that going inside would be worthwhile!
    Written 4 July 2014
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