Banska Bystrica Region
Banská Stiavnica
Highly recommended
Banská Stiavnica The Essential
Highly recommended

Elegant Banská Stiavnica (part of which is classified a Unesco World Heritage Site) still radiates its former splendour. Strolling through its picturesque little streets you can see evidence of its rich mining past in the Romanesque and Renaissance castles, fine townhouses and Baroque churches. Superb traditional festival (in September).

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Banská Stiavnica
Banská Stiavnica Open-Air Mining Museum
Banská Stiavnica Open-Air Mining Museum
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