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Old Castle Banska Stiavnica

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Unexpected treasure

Walked up to the old castle in this wonderful little town, with teenage boys, when asked if they... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
DavidT3766
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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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Lovely old castle with good information and things to see.

Well worth a visit if you are in the area, not only to see the castle itself but there have a good... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Steve L
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Starozamocka 12, Banska Stiavnica 969 01, Slovakia
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Reviewed 21 September 2014

Great castle midway through renovating. Lots of steps and steep climbs but worth the effort for the views alone.

4  Thank SurreyGirl27
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Reviewed 21 July 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 TsviK
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Walked up to the old castle in this wonderful little town, with teenage boys, when asked if they wanted to go in they both said yes, with a air of reluctance. Well it was a great decision for a family ticket of just €7.50 they...More

Thank DavidT3766
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Well worth a visit if you are in the area, not only to see the castle itself but there have a good amount of information and exhibits of what life was like, also worth going up the bell tower and wooden walk way around the...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Very nice visit. You can see this in less than 1 hour if you want and still learn much. English tour help available. Very easy to tour. Nice explanation of what we were seeing. Some stairs involved. A wonderful statue of one of my forefathers!...More

Thank shari w
Reviewed 27 May 2018

For me definitely worth a visit. Ticket price is ok. 3 euros per person in reasonable price. Be minded that price of parking is 2 euros per hour. You will probably need 1 or 1.5 hour to spend there.

Thank PuckoCat
Reviewed 7 April 2018

This castle doesn't have a lot of restorations or art. Plus it is under some construction (April 2018) so that influenced our visit. Still it is a great old castle with interesting history. The ironworks are worth the visit just by themselves.

Thank Hobnob_Hobo
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Pleasant walk to the other side of the city. Be prepared and have a good pair of shoes. Nice presentation of clocks. Series of buildings and fortifications are all easily accessible and they have manuals in different languages incl..Dutch. You have a great view from...More

Thank dirk542
Reviewed 19 January 2018

This castle began life as a church. Aware that the Ottoman forces were advancing in his direction the local ruler ordered protecting walls and bastions to be constructed around the periphery of the beautiful town church thereby creating fortifications. This unusual metamorphosis has resulted in...More

Thank bhtiek
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

This castle is a big complex between castle and churches It is very interesting when all is together in this way yes different Again very old part of town and even graveyard is fascinating because it is a special atmosphere and beautiful place to walk...More

Thank Odd Lennart L
Reviewed 20 September 2017

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 21 July 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 TsviK
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