Starý zámok (literally Old Castle) is well preserved castle complex built in the 15th and 16th centuries. It was embedded to the church of Our Lady from the 13th century. The first documented mention dates from 1486. The church was damaged by earthquake in 1443 and the reconstruction to the fortress was made between 1495-1515 against the Turkish threat. The last significant restoration on the defense complex was carried out in 1777.

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Founded: 1495-1515
Category: Castles and fortifications in Slovakia

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www.banskastiavnica.sk

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Iskandar An (5 years ago)
try to visit inside..but not on Monday.. ita closed..
Norbert Hodža (5 years ago)
Very nice place. Must see point
Ivan Malek (6 years ago)
Beautiful architecture combined with a great exposition and beautiful views.
Kabul Jan (6 years ago)
Very old castle in Nice locality.
Cyphar Hopkins (6 years ago)
Not sure if tours are in English, but they have a map/info included in the ticket price. It's more than enough to get a taste of the castle's part and also allows you to run around as you like. Fantastic displays of smithing and locksmithing so central to this mining region's past.
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