Old Castle Banska Stiavnica, Banska Stiavnica
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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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  • Hidden among the beautiful buildings this humble Castle reveals itself only by climbing on its slopes. Facing buildings of the new Castle, this view still proud of its long history.
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  • Nice historical building which should be visited, nice view from the tower that is next to the ticket office. Inside the castle are items which are more than a thousand years old. 
  • Casle has 2 circuits.We were there.I recommended.Stiavnica was very famouse pipe workshope,castle tour shows this history.It was very interesting.They were made of clay and fired.Karoly Zachar-Selmecz...  more »