Banska Stiavnica

Slovakia ( Europe )
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Banska Stiavnica is categorised as Heritage

The New Castle (Photo Courtesy: Juloml)
Kalvária (Photo Courtesy: Peter Porubcan)
The Open-Air Mining Museum
Town Hall
Town viewed from Trinity Square (Photo Courtesy: Jacquesverlaeken)

Reasons to Visit
  • Banská Štiavnica (173 kms to the east of Bratislava) a completely preserved medieval town and a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Banská Štiavnica is a popular day visit option from Bratislava.
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Budapest (142 kms), Bratislava (172 kms), Kosice (240 kms)

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    The New Castle is a whitewashed Renaissance fortress set on top of a hill. The castle dates back to the 16th century and served as a defence fortress to protect the town from Turkish invaders. The castle is home to a museum with exhibits on the historical struggle against Turkish invasions.
    The Open-Air Mining Museum is a specialised museum focussing on the region's mineralogy, mining and related technology, art, history, and archaeology and general history. The museum is located in the original mining sites and is home to both ground level and underground exhibits depicting the showrooms of mining workplaces and mechanisms.
    Archeological Museum
    Kalvária is a fascinating baroque cavalry in Banská Stiavnica and one of the most important ones in Europe. The complex is home to 3 churches and 22 chapels that are adorned with beautiful paintings and furnished with wooden furniture and painted reliefs. The Kalvária was commissioned in 1744 and took 7 years to be completed.
    Roman Catholic Church

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  • Steyr ( 418 Km )

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Nearest Airport in Banska Stiavnica
  • Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport ( BUD ) , Budapest-142 Kms
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