Banská Štiavnica

Region: Region Banská Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
District: Banská Štiavnica
Tourist location:Hont
Mountains: Štiavnica Mountains (Štiavnické vrchy)
Lies by the river: Štiavnica
Monument reserve: Banská Štiavnica
Protected Landscape Area: Štiavnické vrchy
World Heritage:UNESCO Cultural Heritage
Latitude:48° 26' 58.473600000036" / 48.44957600000001
Longitude:18° 54' 31.286879999748" / 18.90869079999993
Unesco world heritage
Banská Štiavnica is one of the most beautiful and historically most interesting towns in Slovakia. Štiavnica, once called “Silver town”, is like a textbook of history, architecture and landscaping. Everyone knows that it attracts artists, romantics and generally all people able to perceive its magical atmosphere. But no one can say certainly what the core of its magic is. Maybe it is because the town’s location in the centre of a long-extinct volcano, maybe because just below the surface it has kilometres of mining tunnels drilled through the ground like Emmenthal and maybe it is the result of its picturesque architecture. Metal mining was practiced here already by Celts and Slavs. In the 12th century, Hungarian king Gejza II called German miners here. The town privileges were bestowed on Štiavnica by king Belo IV – likely at the same time as he did in Stoličný Belehrad and Trnava, in 1244 at the latest. The town used to be one of the most important in the Medieval Europe. It used ... ... Read more
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