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Something different.

I would not go to Banska Stiavnica just to visit this Bethlehem but once you are there it would be... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Quite extraordinary

This exquisitely hand-carved collection of scenes has at its centrepiece the Nativity but blends in... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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Radnichne nam. 11, Banska Stiavnica 969 01, Slovakia
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We dropped in to see the Bethlehem exhibit out of curiosity and thought it was ok. It's €1.50 per person and it's quite a big sculpture of Banska Stiavnica that is very detailed. I don't think you could really spend more than 15 minutes there...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Good place to learn something about Slovak traditions around Banska Stiavnica connected with wood carving. You can buy some wooden souvenirs there as well.

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

I would not go to Banska Stiavnica just to visit this Bethlehem but once you are there it would be shame not to pay €1.50 entrance fee and have a peek. Devil is in the detail and Bethlehem has thousands of them. You need maximum...More

Thank komodo8297
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This exquisitely hand-carved collection of scenes has at its centrepiece the Nativity but blends in scenes from local folk history. The attention to detail is incredible and a lot of the characters in the scenes rotate round as if clockwork. There is even a wooden...More

Thank lonewolf44
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

A very detailed, handcarved display of Banska Stiavnica meets Bethlehem. And many, many moving parts. Very interesting to see all the little scenes of days of old of Slovakia. We spent about 15 minutes there. Tour is only 1.5 euros. A little difficult to find...More

Thank shari w
Reviewed 7 May 2018

In quite a hidden place, worth a visit, also for kids. Admission fee only small, interesting to see, probably took plenty of time to work on it.

Thank Andrej B
Reviewed 8 September 2017

A quick visit, 10 mins max. Worth the small admission fee, could be advertised better. Inside a souvenir shop with unique wooden toys

Thank MissSwissTwist
Reviewed 2 September 2017

VERY interesting ! so much work took to create this thing. It is only 1 or 2 Euros to enter and see this place, but it is worth it ! Kids, will love it too.

Thank Shlomi T
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The nativity plus the sites of Slovakia and villagers at their trades. This carved wonder should not be missed. Each little scene moves. Its an incredible carving. Children especially would be fascinated watching all the figures.

Thank callmeamby
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Never seen something like that. Really big wooden betlehem consisting of all interesting places and buildings of Banska Stiavnica. Also wooden figures that moved!

Thank martinlosak
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