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Banska Bystrica's Town Fortifications

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Address: Town Castle Area, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia

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Emotional monument and castles around the square

a lovely square filled with locals and tourists, walking around, or sitting at cafes, pubs, or restaurants. Fun ambience and nice sightseeing

Reviewed 10 August 2016
sammy c
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

As Banska Bystrica is featured in tourist guides and maps, whereas Banska Stiavnica is not, I opted for the former and was sorely disappointed. It was difficult to find the town square and I didn't see one brown sign indicating a historical site. The main touristic church was closed (on a Sunday afternoon) and I didn't find anything else of... More 

Thank Tracey M
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

a lovely square filled with locals and tourists, walking around, or sitting at cafes, pubs, or restaurants. Fun ambience and nice sightseeing

Thank sammy c
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We did not spend much time in the town, but it was clean and the buildings are a nice sight to check out. Some of the churches are very old and there are many of them .

Thank Julijana D
Chico, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is the place. I want to live here on the square. Signs nearby noting soviets have cleared the mines. Signs noting soviet dead while freeing (conquering) the town. Flowers, great fountains, wonderful views, cafes, you name it and it is here with a lack of tourists.

Thank ManOfC0nstantS0rr0w
Helsingborg, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Wonderful historical town, worthwhile to spend at least a full day to explore the whole town. Parking can be tricky, make sure to "top-up" SMS parking fee before each hour passes, otherwise it can become invalid.

1 Thank crismemo
Novi Sad, Serbia
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Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

A beautiful, small,historical place in Slovakia, which looks like a place described in a fairytale,no matter in what time of the year, it's beautiful nature and all the colors make it magical. So after walking around, the best thing to do is climb on the tower and look at all that together and have an amazing view

Thank Teodora C
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We visited the town over the weekend and were really impressed by the town and the fortifications. The people were friendly and the buildings and architecture are some of the best you will see in Europe. I recommend and visit.

1 Thank d o
Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Small but moody and well preserved old town with great buildings. Not much to see from the mediaval fortifications.

Thank Earsh
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We stopped for lunch in this quite town. There were vendors in the square with a lot of different had made items. It was difficult to communicate with the vendors, many did not speak or understand English well. Very clean, small, area within fortifications. Our lunch was delish, great food.

Thank Kim F
Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We enjoyed this little town on route to Budapest. The people friendly , and accommodations perfect. The town is an easy stroll.

Thank megsnspales

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