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Old Castle Banska Stiavnica

Starozamocka 12, Banska Stiavnica 969 01, Slovakia
+421 45/694 94 72
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Another (nice) castle

Castle itself is not that spectacular, however still it was worth a short climb. We didn't go... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Loocasso
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Krakow, Poland
Yet another castle...

This is a nice old castle that may be visited (or skipped), still it is another nice place in a... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2017
Tsvi K
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Haifa
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The Old Castle - whose origins reach back to the early 13th century - is a review of all existing architectural styles by itself . Originally an Romanesque Chapel of St. Michal built by the community of miners was in the period of Turkish invasion in the 16th century fortified with walls, bastions and towers – and from that time it was used for military purposes. In modern times Old castle was used as a police station, an ice – stock, a town’s archive and library even as a gym! A museum since 1900 offers archaeological exhibition, exhibitions of tobacco pipes manufacture (a famous craft of Banska Stiavnica), blacksmithing, Baroque sculptures, old interior watches, torture devices, gun dartboards, exhibitions “The miners are coming”, “Calvary in exile” and more. The baroques tower offers magnificent view of the city.
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Starozamocka 12, Banska Stiavnica 969 01, Slovakia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Castle itself is not that spectacular, however still it was worth a short climb. We didn't go inside thought so my opinion is about external aspect only. The city itself is beautiful and the castle perfectly fits into the rest.

Thank Loocasso
Reviewed July 21, 2017

This is a nice old castle that may be visited (or skipped), still it is another nice place in a very nice city

1  Thank Tsvi K
Reviewed July 13, 2017

The entrance fee is soooo little that I never expected such a place inside! Beautiful place, great preserving, and full of stories!

Thank Laaluu
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

We went at the end of May and it was lovely. There was a festival of crafts and we learned a lot along the way.

Thank Martin H
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank Ladislav P
Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

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-Selmeczen was founder and author in 19th century.This is a great pity that his art disappeared in the year 1958th.This...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed October 18, 2016

by this summer have been participated in theatre comedy productions as open air festivals in Old Caste, great time with great publicum.. recomend for next years..

Thank petroslavh
Reviewed September 5, 2016

We took an individual circuit of the castle because we didn't have much time. We got a description of all interests and map. The castle is really great. You can feel lot of history there. If we will come there next time, we would definitely...More

Thank martinlosak
Reviewed August 30, 2016

The original monastery rebuilt on the castle. Tour walls with all historical exhibitions and climb the tower is more interesting than tour during the interior of the building outside the room for weddings with portraits of Sisi and Kaiser Franz Joseph II. For familiarization with...More

1  Thank vlastaman
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Good for stroll on the boardwalk and scenic views of the town. Interesting design and historical artifacts.

Thank brusselsebrabander
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