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New Castle

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New Castle

From the inside it is smaller than I expected. There is a lot to learn about the Turks that wanted... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
marcospoel
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Tatranska Strba, Slovakia
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renovated

First you need to figure out how the parking works. Castle arhitectually different as you would... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
AndrejaKo
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Maribor, Slovenia
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9 Jun 2018
“renovated”
20 Sep 2017
“Only at one's leisure”
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The New castle overlooking the city used be part of the fortification system and one of the important watchtowers. Nowadays it explains the history of the Turkish invasions in the 16th century and its influence on the life of mining towns. The life...more
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Novozamocka 22, Banska Stiavnica 969 01, Slovakia
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

First you need to figure out how the parking works. Castle arhitectually different as you would expect from a castle. No dogs allowed inside and from the outside, if you walk around it, nothing special

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AndrejaKo
Reviewed 20 September 2017

It is neither impressive nor interesting, however it nicely overlooks the city from the hill opposite to old castle. More added value gave us the walk itself as we could visit the city and feel the ambience.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Loocasso
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Three-in-one attraction: 1. Historic exhibition, primarily concerning the defensive role of the castle and its importance in wars against the Turks. 2. Offers a good view over the historic city. 3. A good looking structure to take pictures of.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank LukasO38
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The ancient tower has nice museum inside with historical weapons, maps and interiors. Commending view of the valley.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank geneus
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Castle museum offers a historical overview of the long and painful period of wars with Otoman empire. It is interesting to see how local people prepared themselves to be ready for potential Turkish attacks. It shows also the bloody and cruel way of fighting in...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Untypical building with an interesting history on the hill opposite the Old Castle. It worst to tour all floors with a transparent history of the conquest of Slovakia from Turks and a variety of weapons and objects from that period. From the top floor spectacular...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank vlastaman
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

From the inside it is smaller than I expected. There is a lot to learn about the Turks that wanted to concur the area but ..... Find out for yourself and see clothing and armors from both Hungarian, Slovak and Turkeys warriors.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank marcospoel
Reviewed 13 June 2016

The "New Castle" is a dominant sight in Banska Stiavnica. It is also just that. It cannot be visited in the ordinary course of tourism.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank sateldegaman
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

We had visit the castle in the lunch time and couldn't find no one for half an hour to talk to us..the caste was reconstructed by "workers " or instructors..not so sure..they let us to see exhibition as how ever we wanted.....definitely disappointed

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 16 November 2015

Yes there is a splendid view from the upper floors but we found the exhibits in the New Castle to be dull. Also the open stairs are definitely not recommended for anyone with fear of heights.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank cordyroy
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