New Castle (Nový Zámok)

Region:Region Banská Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
District:Banská Štiavnica
City / Municipality: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° 27' 20.84832" / 48.4557912
Longitude:18° 53' 46.068359999773" / 18.896130099999937
Included in categories: Castles, UNESCO World Heritage in Slovakia
Unesco world heritage
The building of the Nový Zámok Castle (New Castle) is one of the architectural icons of the town. Its silhouette is unique in Europe; it reminds a rocket. It is also a place of Battles against Turks exposition with rare pieces of weapons. Moreover, the visitors of the castle are offered an extraordinary view of the town.When Buda collapsed in 1526, the country had to manage an effective defence against Turkish expansion. For unimaginable 150 years the Turkish thread was a day-to-day reality of the Štiavnica region. Turks subdued many municipalities in its surrounding, but they never conquered Banská Štiavnica. It might have been caused by the fact that the inhabitants of Štiavnica sacrificed very much for their security: they built a fortification around the town which did not come cheap. Besides the parish church rebuilt to become a renaissance military fortification, also the stone ... ... Read more
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