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Banska Stiavnica Mining Town and St. Anton Chateau

This little medieval town attracts tourists with its treasures and unforgettable atmosphere. Having already belonged to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites for more than 20 years, Banska Stiavnica is filled with a rich history of mining gold and silver, a complex of amazing “tajchs” (artificial water reservoirs), famous Calvary (a symbol of faith), and stylish coffee shops full of friendly people. The magic of Banska Stiavnica consists of:

  • Private transfer
  • Private guide
  • Anton Chateau visit
  • Lunch
  • Mine excursion
  • Traditional dinner in “koliba” (a shepherd’s house)

Duration:  10 – 12 hours

After we pick you up in your hotel, we will start a journey into the heart of Slovakia. The ore district of Banska Stiavnica became the object of intense interest in the middle ages. Your first stop will be the building  of St. Anton Chateau, which is the former hunting residence. You will see expositions of interiors, traditional furniture, paintings or even the trophies of hunters from long times ago. After that a lunch follows, during which you will take a little bit of rest before the next attraction, the gold mine. The mine excursion offers viewing of historical mining objects (architecture and machines), as well as a possibility to see and actually enter a former medieval historical mine. The dinner will be in a traditional Slovak shepherd’s house type restaurant called koliba, where you can taste also the national and most favorite Slovak food – dumplings with cottage cheese.

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