Kremnica castle comprises a compound of medieval buildings from the 14th through 15th centuries, protected with double fortifications to which town walls are connected. The town walls rank among the best-preserved town fortifications in Slovakia.

The Church of St. Catherine, the patron saint of the town, is the dominant sight of the castle area. The church, with the interior in the Neo-Gothic style, is well-known also because of the unique organ recitals. In the 15th century, the church tower was added, which acquired the present Renaissance appearance after a fire in 1560. For centuries, there used to be guards who would warn people of any danger. The guards` room is currently used for exhibition purposes and it also offers the most beautiful view of the town and its environs. In order to get to the exhibition, visitors have to climb 127 steps of the stone spiral stair-case.

The oldest architectural monument of the castle area and of the town in general is the ossuary from the early 14th century. The ossuary itself is accessible in the basement while the Chapel of St. Andrew with Gothic wall painting constitutes the upper part.

The museum offers to town-castle visitors also historical and art expositions in other museum premises: Baroque Plastic Art in the Town Hall, Archeological research of the Castle and Town`s Defence in the Northern Tower and Kremnica Bells and Bell Founders in the Little Clock Tower. The Miners` Bastion is part of the fortifications.

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Patrik Brna (13 months ago)
Kremnica Castle is famous place. There is a museum with coins and money, there is a lot of fun a creative programs during year, especially in summer.
Tomasz Napierala (13 months ago)
Exceptional view from the tower of church. It is worth to walk 127 of steps. Very helpful staff of reception of castle's museum.
Martin Golembiovsky (2 years ago)
Very impressive medieval fortress with a fantastic organ and tower.
Filip Zelenak (2 years ago)
Really nice experience. Only 3€ to enter. Get to see a lot. Can go to the very top of the tower with a nice view.
Peter Kusala (2 years ago)
This is history. Very nice
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