Banská Štiavnica, A Beautiful Old Town with Renaissance Legacy

For many centuries, Banská Štiavnica has been a popular place to visit in Slovakia. This is an old town which has many legacies of Renaissance like palaces, churches, and also castles.

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Banská Štiavnica

Banská Štiavnica was settled as mining area since Neolithic period. Celts opened the mining site in 3rd Century BC. It continued as an important mining center until it became the biggest town in Kingdom of Hungary in 1782. Today, it becomes a favorite center of tourism and recreation in Slovakia because of its rich heritages of metallurgy and other historical activities.

Banská Štiavnica

Banská Štiavnica


The heart of tourism in Banská Štiavnica is Trinity Square. It is a historical site where you can feel the ‘olf atmosphere’ in this town. If you come in the right time, you will be able to watch cultural events shown in the square. Besides Trinity Square, a number of castles, palaces, and museum are also interesting to visit. Mineralogical museum is another great destination to go.

Getting to Banská Štiavnica

If you are already in Budapest, train can be the best transportation to reach Zvolen which is 35 kilometers far from Banská Štiavnica. Take a bus to get the town. Meanwhile, to get around the city, taking a walk will be fun enough because the area is easy and compact to do so.

From Banská Štiavnica, you may want to see other attractive places to visit in Slovekia, such as Prague, Vienna, and Bratislava.

Best Time for Banská Štiavnica Visit

To travel with quite warm weather, you can plan your holiday in Banská Štiavnica during May-September. April and October can be good alternatives, too.

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