Banská Štiavnica is located in the Crescent Region of the Carpathian Mountains, in the heart of the Štiavnica Mountains, a mineral-rich volcanic area. The world cultural heritage surrounding the city includes the Old Town of Glazeburg and Štiavnica , Steinau Castle, etc. Known in the 12th century AD, it played a defense, religious, and political function in history. It is a mining and industrial center. It was selected as a World Cultural Heritage in 1993.
The feeling of coming here is very leisurely, although the cultural landscape is not very beautiful. But this town feels very clean.
A famous mining city, a one-hour drive from the provincial capital banska bystrica costs 2 euros. After getting off the car, follow the front of the car and continue forward into the old town and walk. There are old and new castles, mining museums, and old square churches next to the tourist information center. Ascend the old castle to overlook the city. It is the only cultural heritage established by UNESCO in central Slovakia.
Banská Štiavnica does not actually belong to Bratislava. It is a small town about 2 hours' drive east of Bratislava. If you are interested, you can try a day trip.
Banská Štiavnica, a town on the outskirts of Bratislava, is the historical mining center of Slovakia. The town is quiet and clean, with small streets and small Eastern European houses on both sides.