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Old castle Banská Štiavnica

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The old castle is considered a stone chronicle of the city. Its walls open the gate to the oldest secrets of Štiavnica. It was once a church, but was rebuilt into a fortress during the Turkish threat. It houses an exhibition on the oldest history of the region Miners are coming, expositions of shooting targets, blacksmithing, a famous smoking workshop, or exhibitions of Baroque sculpture and Calvary in Asylum. Copies of paintings from the altar of the mysterious Master MS are exhibited in the sacristy

Old castle Banská Štiavnica

The old castle is considered a stone chronicle of the city. Its walls open the gate to the oldest secrets of Štiavnica. It was once a church, but was rebuilt into a fortress during the Turkish threat. It houses an exhibition on the oldest history of the region Miners are coming, expositions of shooting targets, blacksmithing, a famous smoking workshop, or exhibitions of Baroque sculpture and Calvary in Asylum. Copies of paintings from the altar of the mysterious Master MS are exhibited in the sacristy

The tower offers spectacular views and demonstrations of historic clockworks. How to breathe in the medieval dungeon you will taste in the tower Himmelreich.

Behind the stone walls of the Old Castle, for centuries, the fate of the city was meditated and decided. It's a magical place. Its roots go back to the 13th century, when the Church of the Virgin Mary (a three-aisled basilica with a square presbytery) with a cemetery was built on the promontory of the Paradise. In the 15th century, the church and cemetery were surrounded by a wall, and in the 1640s, they built an anti-Turkish fortress from it. Here the people of Štiavnica found protection when the enemy pounded on the city gates. Later, the vault over the main nave was demolished, creating a courtyard. Supporting pillars, a spiral staircase and consoles speak of the Gothic reconstruction.

The dominant feature of the chateau is the originally Gothic castle tower with an underpass. Today, it has a Baroque appearance, which it received during the reconstruction of the bell tower in 1777. An interesting feature is the chapel of St. Michala. Its above-ground part was called the cararium and the underground part of the ossarium - ossuary. Unincorporated bones selected during the digging of new graves were inserted into it. The remains of the frescoes date from the 14th century.

Additional information

Transport: By foot, By bike, By car, By train, By bus
Parking: Free parking nearby

Accepted payments: Cash
Languages: Slovak

Suitable for: Childrens, Families with childrens, Elderly, Young, Adults
Season: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Updated on: 31.8.2022

Opening hours

Weather

january - april
wednesday - sunday:
08:00 - 16:00
Posledný vstup o 15:00.
october - december
wednesday - sunday:
08:00 - 16:00
Posledný vstup o 15:00.
may - september
monday - sunday:
09:00 - 17:00
13°
Thu 14°
Fri 11°
Sat 16°
Sun 14°
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Opening hours

Weather

january - april
wednesday - sunday:
08:00 - 16:00
Posledný vstup o 15:00.
october - december
wednesday - sunday:
08:00 - 16:00
Posledný vstup o 15:00.
may - september
monday - sunday:
09:00 - 17:00
13°
Thu 14°
Fri 11°
Sat 16°
Sun 14°


Contact

Phone: +421 45 694 9472
Website: muzeumbs.sk
Old castle Banská Štiavnica
Starý Zámok
Starozámocká 40/10
969 01  Banská Štiavnica
Region: Banskobystrický
District: Banská Štiavnica
Area: Hont, Pohronie
 48.459612, 18.890983

Altitude: 631 m

Starý Zámok
Starozámocká 40/10
969 01  Banská Štiavnica

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