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Address: Novozamocka 22, Banska Stiavnica 969 01, Slovakia
Phone Number:
+421 45/691 15 43
09:00 - 17:00
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The New castle overlooking the city used be part of the fortification...

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 – size sculpture of Turks by Dionysos Stanetti and the weapons belong to the most attractive artefacts. By the way, such as tempting target as Stiavnica – the Silver city - was never conquered.

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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 to concur the area but ..... Find out for yourself and see clothing and armors... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 August 2016
Tatranska Strba, Slovakia
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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

Thank geneus
Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 that times. Important to be visited to understand the history and present.

Thank smallhausen1
Jihlava, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 view on the city. Wheelchair accessible only to steep stairs to the entry.

Thank vlastaman
Tatranska Strba, Slovakia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank marcospoel
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Banska Stiavnica I visited several times. The last time I spent nearly two hours tour of Slovak history in New Castle. It attracted me a lot. There is a also a good view of the town, some photos are here, others close.

Thank ruzha2014
Talladega, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank sateldegaman
Limassol, Cyprus
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3 of 5 bubbles 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

1 Thank Andrew M
Naples, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank cordyroy
Holon, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

We arrived to the new castle on Banska Stiavnica Slovakia just before sun set and the view from the tower of the castle toward the city was great

Thank Shaul D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

The New Castle exhibited information and historical artefacts about the invasion of the Turks to Slovakia and the Hungarian Empire. It was surprisingly extensive with some very interesting historical facts, we've read almost everything. The view from the top floor of the museum on the town is great as well. Overall we were positively surprised. The entrance fee was just... More 

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