Thursday, 18 October 2012

618 SK - Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity (1993)

Brief Description

"Over the centuries, the town of Banská Štiavnica was visited by many outstanding engineers and scientists who contributed to its fame. The old medieval mining centre grew into a town with Renaissance palaces, 16th-century churches, elegant squares and castles. The urban centre blends into the surrounding landscape, which contains vital relics of the mining and metallurgical activities of the past."


"几个世纪以来,许多著名的工程师和科学家到访此地,让这个城镇名气大增。这个古老的中世纪采矿中心,逐渐演变成为一个城镇,有文艺复兴时期的宫殿、16世纪的教堂、 精致的广场和城堡。城镇的中心和周围的环境融为一体,还保留着过去采矿和冶金活动的重要遗迹。"

Source UNESCO WH website

Courtesy of Rita from Hungary

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