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Saturday, July 30, 2005

N 48° 25.980 E 018° 51.352

Hi, first of all - thanks to Erwast for VERY interesting and meaningful cache. I'd like to add to list this charming place:

Location: Banska Stiavnica - old historic town centre with monuments and sights around.
Country: Slovakia

Banska Stiavnica is an old medieval mining centre, that grew into a town with Renaissance palaces, 16th-century churches, elegant squares and castles.

Years of 16th - 18th were the golden age of Banska Stiavnica. It gained prominence as the most important centre of precious metal (gold and silver) mining in the Habsburg monarchy. This fact is confirmed by the establishment of the first mining school in Hungary in Banska Stiavnica (1735), which was subsequently promoted to the Mining Academy in 1762, as a result of its being the best-known centre of mining science and technology in Europe at that time.

Banska Stiavnica is surrounded by various inventions such as the highly effective water reservoir and canal system, and machinery for water-pumping, helped to revitalize the production of ore and to advance the standard of mining in area. In present, they are used as cute summer recreation center (reservoirs Pocuvadlo, Richnava lake, Vindsacht lake, Evickine lakes).

Banska Stiavnica is listed in World Heritage program from 1993. More information about region:

Vindsacht lakeTechnical monument - reservoir, registered within World Heritage of Banska Stiavnica.

Additional Images Additional Images

Vindsacht lake Vindsacht lake

Vindsacht lake Vindsacht lake

Vindsacht lake Vindsacht lake

Banska Stiavnica Trinitarian Square Banska Stiavnica Trinitarian Square

UNESCO board in Banska Stiavnica UNESCO board in Banska Stiavnica

Charming town of B.S. Charming town of B.S.

One more view One more view

Recreation on Pocuvadlo lake Recreation on Pocuvadlo lake

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