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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Patrik Zima (14 months ago)
Very impressive exhibition, nice view of the city, however, the lady at the counter is pretty arrogant. I can only speculate if it is because we are Czechs? If you are in charge of this place you should explain to her what is customer service. Also, the toilettes could be improved, the written materials contain grammatical errors but overall thumbs up and thank you!
Ján Dujčák (23 months ago)
One of many attractions in Banská Štiavnica. Na Castle was built as defensive and observatory tower during the way with Turkish soldiers during medieval time. That's also the topic for expositions inside the Castle. There are many weapons, pictures and maps explaining this difficult time of the history of this region. There are also wonderful vie from the top. I recommend coming after dark in winter time to see Calvary lit with lights. There is steep path leading towards Castle made of uneven stone which is not good for stroller. There are many stairs inside the Castle which makes it complicated for little children and elderly people. Even though there are many things to see and read about, I don't think you need to reserve more than 45 minutes for your visit. There are no guided tours there, you will be able to ask for paper guide in multiple languages, though.
Andrew Vear (2 years ago)
Interesting exhibition about the local history, excellent views
Vladimir Balaz (2 years 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.
Boris Brzac (3 years ago)
Great view on city
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