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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. Take a look at our Banska Stiavnica trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Old Castle Banska Stiavnica and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Very lovely place. An old castle, that recently hosted new Dracula by Netflix. Worth visiting qs whole this exciting town. 
    Very lovely place. An old castle, that recently hosted new Dracula by Netflix. Worth visiting qs whole this exciting town.  more »
  • Due to the Corona virus pandemy, the visit is without a guide for private groups only,but it's worth a visit. Not in many castles there are so many place accessible for visitors as in this one... 
    Due to the Corona virus pandemy, the visit is without a guide for private groups only,but it's worth a visit. Not in many castles there are so many place accessible for visitors as in this one...  more »
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  • Visitors are only allowed 3 times a day at wintertime (10:00, 13:00 and 15:00), and ones you are in, they don’t let you out until the guided tour is over. The tour guide only tells the tale of the castle in Slovakian, and inside the castle other than the exhibited artifacts there is nothing interactive or story-like. I do not recommend it if you don’t like to be closed in a place without the possibility of getting out when you please…
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