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Activities around Banská Štiavnica






Mining museums



Štiavnica lakes

Štiavnica's lakes - are man-made waterworks and a treasure of this region, which in the past served as a perfect water management system. Since the 18th century, they have been a source of energy that replaced human and horse labor when pumping out groundwater in mines, powered hammers and mills. Today these lakes are used for relax and recreation - bathing, sunbathing, swimming, boating, reading a book and ice skating in winter are perfect activities. 

Tajchy in the vicinity: lake Vodárenská, Klinger, Počúvadlo, Richnava, Banský Studenec, Belianske lake,...

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Plague Column and Square of St. Trinity

The square was created in the 16th century. The Plague Column was built in 1710–1711 as a symbol for the end of the plague epidemic. In the years 1759-1764, it was rebuilt in the Baroque style according to the sculptor Dionýz Stanetti. Six witnesses of St. Sebastian, St. Francis Xavier, St. Barbara, St. Rochus, St. Catherine, St. Jozef are located on top of the pestilence column and are supposed to protect the inhabitants from the plague and the miners in the mines.

There are so many things to explore that one weekend is simply not enough

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Church of St. Katarina

Church of St. Kataríny in Banská Štiavnica is a late Gothic Roman Catholic church from the 15th century. It is located under the Square of St. Trinity, 2 minutes walk from Hotel Barcadam.

Sklenne Teplice

Therapeutic thermal baths from the 16th century. The thermal water is enriched with magnesium and calcium, which help in the mobility treatment & nervous system.

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Sitno Mountain

Mount Sitno with its altitude of 1009m is suitable for hiking. When you reach the top, you will have a wonderful view of Štiavnické vrchy. The Sitno transmitter and lookout tower are also located here.

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Mining Museum

The open-air Mining Museum, Kammerhof, Glanzenberg gallery are part of the  Mining Museum, where a guide will explain the town's mining history. Book in advance! 



It was built in the 18th century on the Scharffenberg hill in the Baroque artistic style. It has 17 chapels from the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to the 7 pains of the Virgin Mary & 3 churches 

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Cycling & hiking

This region offers you a wonderful exploration of  nature with more than 100 km of hiking trails. Don't forget your swimsuit in the summer months.

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Botanic Garden

Planting began in the 19th century. in the presence of experts from the Mining and Forestry Academy. Beautiful walks connected with learning about trees such as ceria and mammoth sequoia.

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Saint Anton Mansion

Built in artistic baroque-classical style from the 18th century. The mansion is surrounded by an English park with trees from the 18th century.

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Tourist trails

Learn as you walk along many of the educational trails. Discover the Glanzenberg educational trail - Ligotáva hora, the Milan Kapusta educational trail  and others. 

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