Highlights of the trip

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Pusty castle - also known as the Old Castle of Zvolen

It occupies an area of almost 8 hectares and ranks among the biggest castle ruins in Europe.

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Banska Stiavnica UNESCO World Heritage - gold mining town

The majority of monuments of Banska Stiavnica are concentrated into the area spreading between the Trinity and Radnicne squares. Both squares are separated from each other by the Gothic church of St Catherine from the end of the 15th century and the building of town hall with its slender clock tower.

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Calvary in Banska Stiavnica - late Baroque calvary unique in extent and content

The most important Baroque calvary in Slovakia and in the whole former Kingdom of Hungary - probably even in the whole of Europe. This calvary is a complex of 3 churches and 22 chapels with precious painting decorations and wooden painted reliefs.

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Tajchy of Banska Stiavnica - artificial lakes

Constructed for needs of mines in the past. Its purpose was to gather rainwater flowing down the mountain slopes and to conduct it into reservoirs. The water in lakes was then supplied to mines and metallurgical plants where it drove various machines. Today, tajchy offer a fabulous summer holiday to fans of camping and outdoor swimming.

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Kremnica - former rich mining town of the Kingdom of Hungary

The mint of Kremnica produced the ducats, which were highly praised for their quality and beauty and joined the most favourite coins in Europe. Commemorative coins, medals, and coins of different countries of the world are still struck in Kremnica today.

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Banska Bystrica - town in Central Slovakia

The copper mining town acquired its present look in the Late Middle Ages. Most of the historical monuments are concentrated near main SNP Square.

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The Articled Protestant Church in Hronsek UNESCO heritage

Wooden church in Hronsek is a precious historical monument, together with a wooden belfry from 1726. The oak pillars are decorated with carved header Ionian ornaments. It has a shingle roof with three crosses and a rooster, as a Christian symbol of vigilance.

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Bystre waterfall - National Nature Monument

Located on the south slope of Polana mountain, its height is 23 m and belongs amont the most mighty waterfalls in Slovakia.