The Best Things to Do in Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia

The Best Things to Do in Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia, Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia (B)

Ever been somewhere that completely surpasses the limited expectations you had? Well, during my trip to Slovakia that was the medieval mining town of Banska Stiavnica. Even with my first ten minutes there as I walked up to the hotel I could tell that the town was special. The few photos I’d seen had lured me in, but they didn’t quite do justice to this UNESCO-recognised historic town. Nor did they convey just how many things to do in Banska Stiavnica there were.

And really, Banská Štiavnica ticks all of the boxes for me. It has history, castles, a dramatic landscape and not too many tourists. But it’s also undeniably picturesque, which is why I think Banska Stiavnica is likely the prettiest town in Slovakia. So, if you’re ever in central Slovakia this is one place that definitely needs to be on your itinerary. Below you’ll find what I think is clear proof for why Banska Stiavnica is worth visiting.

Rather than jump straight into what to do in Banska Stiavnica and why it’s such a great day trip from Bratislava, I thought it wise to first tell you a little about the town. That’s because there are quite a few things that make this town noteworthy, from its setting to its history. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Best Things to Do in Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia
Guide Location: Slovakia » Banska Stiavnica
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Johnston
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The Main Street
  • Church of St Catherine
  • Holy Trinity Square
  • Holy Trinity Plague Column
  • Old Castle
  • Romanesque Church of the Virgin Mary
  • New Castle
  • Slovak Mining Museum
  • Banská Štiavnica Calvary
  • Divná Pani Caffé
  • 4Sochy cafe
  • Stolna Glanzenberg museum
  • “Love Bank”
  • Hotel Bristol