Old Castle Banska Stiavnica, Banska Stiavnica

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#3 of 16 in Historic Sites in Banska Bystrica Region
Situated on a slope above the town square, Old Castle Banska Stiavnica houses a historical mining museum and represents part of the World Heritage-listed town. Visit the fortified building by taking the staircase up from the city's main plaza. See the imposing stone walls and sturdy bastion, dating as far back as the 13th century, surrounded by defensive towers and structures. Explore the mining museum to trace the history of the industry in the region, one of the country's most prolific. Artifacts include a collection of mining implements, machinery, and tools. You can also walk the grounds and peek into rooms and chambers once used by knights and castle residents. To visit Old Castle Banska Stiavnica on your holiday in Banska Stiavnica, and find out what else Banska Stiavnica has to offer, use our Banska Stiavnica travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Very nice mansion. It can be purchased with either a small or a large circle. Is it possible to go without a guide, but you do not have such experience.
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  • August 14, 2017
    A beautiful castle, which houses a number of historical artifacts, the history of the production of pipes, rare wooden frescoes of Banskoštiavnickej calvary. Images of the Empress Sissi and Joseph Francza. The ability to purchase of small and large range of guided tours. Is it possible to lock a look without a guide, but you will not see the Museum of pipes or wooden frescoes of Calvary. The guide was unudená and wanted to have it as soon as possible.
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  • July 30, 2017
    It is a castle where you're having fun. It's nice that you can walk on the ramparts. They showered you with history but not bring the kind of fun. More than the effort to do so.
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