New Castle, Banska Stiavnica

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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • This structure was built during the period of Turkish danger in years 1564-1571 (on a hill called Frauenberg) as a watch tower and signal tower. It is a massive 6-level edifice with four smaller side....  more
    This structure was built during the period of Turkish danger in years 1564-1571 (on a hill called Frauenberg) as a watch tower and signal tower. It is a massive 6-level edifice with four smaller side....  more »
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  • Interesting exhibition about the local history, excellent views
  • One of many attractions in Banská Štiavnica. Na Castle was built as defensive and observatory tower during the way with Turkish soldiers during medieval time. That's also the topic for expositions inside the Castle. There are many weapons, pictures and maps explaining this difficult time of the history of this region. There are also wonderful vie from the top. I recommend coming after dark in winter time to see Calvary lit with lights. There is steep path leading towards Castle made of uneven stone which is not good for stroller. There are many stairs inside the Castle which makes it complicated for little children and elderly people. Even though there are many things to see and read about, I don't think you need to reserve more than 45 minutes for your visit. There are no guided tours there, you will be able to ask for paper guide in multiple languages, though.

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