Top 10 attractions around Banská Štiavnica

We bring you the top 10 attractions, thanks to which you will know what to do around Banská Štiavnica.

1. Manor and museum in St. Anton

The museum in the mansion, located in the village of Svätý Anton, is rightly ranked among the best in Slovakia. It is a relatively well-preserved late baroque-classical manor house, which also has a large English park. The interior of the mansion contains original equipment, paintings and products that testify to the wealth and good taste of the former owners. Furniture gems that may interest you are the golden throne, a wedding gift gilded with 24 carat gold from Maria Theresa dedicated to Marie Antoinette (Queen of France).

Address: Svätý Anton 291, 969 72 Svätý Anton

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The old castle is considered a stone chronicle of the city. It is located above Svätá trojica square. You can drive down the narrow Starozámocká Street to the parking lot in front of the castle.

The expositions at the Old Castle will introduce you to the history of the Banská Štiavnica region. Other interesting exhibits include Baroque sculpture, a dungeon and a torture chamber, shooting ranges, historical weapons, etc. A tour of the castle is also possible with a lecturer.

Address: Starozámocká 11, 969 01 Banská Štiavnica

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The new castle is located directly in the town of Banská Štiavnica, south of its central part. There is a paid parking lot under the castle, from where you can reach the castle in a few minutes on foot along Novozámocká Street.

The exposition documents the military situation, the equipment of anti-Turkish fortresses, the weapons of the troops, painted shooting targets,...

Address: Novozámocká 22, 969 01 Banská Štiavnica


The Glanzenberg tunnel is one of the tunnels that were actively mined and that have been preserved to this day. 500 m at a depth of 32 m is open to the public. The entrance to the tunnel is at an altitude of 560 meters near the Kachelman park and guesthouse and Kammerhofská street. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. The minimum age of visitors is 6 years and the maximum number of people in one group is 15. Before entering, visitors will receive a coat, a helmet with a flashlight. The tour starts in the ticket office/wardrobe (white building 80 m) below the tunnel mouth.

Address: Kammerhofská 26, 969 01 Banská Štiavnica

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Mineralogical exposition with more than 400 types of minerals from all over the world, which are arranged in the currently valid taxonomic system. The main emphasis is mainly on minerals from Slovakia. The criteria for dividing minerals into the appropriate classes is their chemical composition and internal structure. A short (75-meter), easily accessible Michal tunnel opens into the inner courtyard, which is also suitable for families with children.

Address: Nám. Sv. Trojice 10/6, 969 01 Banská Štiavnica

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The globally unique Banka Lásky is a house full of experiences dedicated to Marín's poem. In Banka Lásky you will experience 60 minutes of romance, laughter, emotion and chills.

What can you see in the Love Bank?

Vault of love

This is the only Love Vault in the world, which is located in the basement of the house. The Vault is created from 2,900 verses from Marín's poem and houses up to 100,000 safety deposit boxes where people from all over the world keep declarations of love or anything that symbolizes their love. They believe that thanks to the magical power of the longest love poem, their love will truly last forever. This place is full of romance and strong emotions.

A unique love meter

The unique love meter measures love not only for couples and individuals, but also for entire families. And he will match your love with a beautiful verse from Marín's poem.

Talking pictures

Experience talking pictures like from Harry Potter. Top high-tech technologies will contribute to the fact that old oil paintings unexpectedly come to life. In a unique way, you will be drawn into the immortal love story between Sládkovič and Marina, where you will learn how it really was between them.

Manuscript of Marín's poem

Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 9:30 - 18:00

Saturday 9:30 - 19:00

Sunday 9:30 - 18:00

Address: Radničné námestie 109, 969 01 Banská Štiavnica

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The climb up the hill along the winding paths is definitely worth it. The complex of 23 separate sacral buildings is considered one of the most beautiful baroque calvaries in Europe.

Opening hours: Calvary is accessible throughout the year on weekends, in the summer season the churches and chapels are open daily. The information center is open all year round, opening hours are extended during the summer season. You can find out how it is open today here:


Štiavnice tajchy are ideal for swimming. There are 24 of them left, and the most popular is Klinger, which is beautifully integrated into the natural environment. Tajch Klinger has excellent conditions for bathing, swimming, fishing or water sports. There are trees all around that provide pleasant coolness and shade. During the season, there is also a buffet where you can buy snacks.


The gallery offers a tour of the unique permanent exhibition, which is complemented by seasonal exhibitions. In the galleries you will find an exhibition of an extremely valuable collection of art works created in Banská Štiavnica and other mining regions of Slovakia. The gallery also deals with the presentation of works that reflect topics such as global climate change, nature protection, ...

Address: Námestie svätej Trojice 12, 969 01 Banská Štiavnica

Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 - 17:00

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The largest wooden and movable nativity scene in Slovakia is located in the historic center of the city on the Town Hall Square. It captures the Christmas theme, vividly depicts the medieval city and the work of miners and metallurgists. The nativity scene is 800 meters long and contains up to 800 wooden figures, of which 400 are movable.

Address: Radničné námestie 11/20, 969 01 Banská Štiavnica

Opening hours: July - September: Monday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

October - June: Monday: closed

Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

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