Banska Stiavnica

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A town located within a volcanic caldera and famous for its former silver mines, as well as a a finely preserved historic center.

Banska Stiavnica is a town in central Slovakia, in the middle of an immense caldera created by the collapse of an ancient volcano. For its size, the caldera is known as Stiavnica Mountains. Banska Stiavnica has a population of more than 10,000. It is a completely preserved medieval town. Because of their historical value, the town and its surroundings were proclaimed by the UNESCO to be a World Heritage Site on December 11, 1993. Its main attractions, besides the historic center, are the Old and the New castles, the open air mining museum, and the local Calvary, among others.
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  • Кальвария на холме. Банска Штьявница, Словакия
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