Nový zámok (literally 'New Castle') is a six-floor Renaissance building with four bastions. It was constructed in 1564–1571 as a watch tower during the Ottoman wars. Because of its dominant position, it was also used as the town's live clock (exact time was announced every quarter of an hour on a trumpet).

A permanent exhibition called Anti-Turkish Wars in Slovakia is installed on four floors of the castle. The highest floor offers a panoramic view of Banská Štiavnica and its environs.

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Founded: 1564–1571
Category: Castles and fortifications in Slovakia

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Vladimir Balaz (10 months ago)
Certainly the most remarkable landmark of the Banská Štiavnica. It stands on the hill, beautifully designed Renaissance building, irresistibly photogenic. This is the only museum of the Turkish wars (1526-1683) in Slovakia. There are superb views of the Old Town from this fortress.
Andras Alakszai (16 months ago)
Suite wierd Exhibition from the '80s however the view is incredible beautiful
Seb Seb (16 months ago)
the castle is situated in a beautiful city surrounded by interesting architecture and history. There are many attractions in the city located in interesting parts of the city. I highly recommend visiting this city
Dora h (17 months ago)
The castle is dedicated to exhibitions of anti-Turkish fights and there are awesome views to Banska Stiavnica city and hills around. It's pity, that it is stopped in 20 years ago (except paying in Eur) - you will obtain guide of 4 papers covered by plastic with text - no speech recorded, no headphones with multiple languages, no card payment. And finally - of course and typically slovak - extra payment for parking under the hill. But the staff was nice and friendly and the exhibition very interesting.
Pedro Luis Antona Díaz (23 months ago)
Good place also for taking photos of the all town
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