Monday, August 17, 2015

The old mining town Banská Štiavnica | Slovakia

Banská Štiavnica is the oldest mining town in Slovakia. Large scale mining started in Banska Stiavnica in the 12th century, profiting from its location in the middle of an immense caldera created by the collapse of an ancient volcano. From the 15th century on the silver mined here brought great wealth. 

The Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity is a UNESCO World Heritage site. 


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