Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity

Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity

Banská Štiavnica ( German: Schemnitz, Hungarian: Selmecbánya – often the short form is used: Selmec; Turkish: Şelmec Ban’a) is a town in central Slovakia, in the middle of an immense caldera created by the collapse of an ancient volcano. For its size, the caldera is known as Štiavnica Mountains. Banská Štiavnica has a population of more than 10,000. It is a completely preserved medieval town. Because of their historical value, the town and its surroundings were proclaimed by the UNESCO to be a World Heritage Site on December 11, 1993.

Outline
Banská Štiavnica ( German: Schemnitz, Hungarian: Selmecbánya - often the short form is used: Selmec; Turkish: Şelmec Ban'a) is a town in central Slovakia, in the middle of an immense caldera created by the collapse of an ancient volcano.

Recommended world heritage video

  1. Tower of Hercules

    Tower of Hercules

  2. Historical Centre of the City of Yaroslavl

    Historical Centre of the City of Yaroslavl

  3. Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon

    Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon

  1. Alhambra

    Alhambra

  2. Frontiers of the Roman Empire

    Frontiers of the Roman Empire

  3. Ring of Brodgar

    Ring of Brodgar

  1. Upper Middle Rhine Valley

    Upper Middle Rhine Valley

  2. Wachau Cultural Landscape

    Wachau Cultural Landscape

  3. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, watchmaking town planning

    La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, watchmaking town planning

  1. Historic Walled Town of Cuenca

    Historic Walled Town of Cuenca

  2. Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)

    Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)

  3. Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns

    Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns

  1. Røros Mining Town and the Circumference

    Røros Mining Town and the Circumference

  2. Works of Antoni Gaudí

    Works of Antoni Gaudí

  3. Tower of London

    Tower of London

  1. Las Médulas

    Las Médulas

  2. Canterbury Cathedral, St. Augustine’s Abbey, and St. Martin’s Church

    Canterbury Cathedral, St. Augustine’s Abbey, and St. Martin’s Church

  3. Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura

    Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura

  1. Laponian Area

    Laponian Area

  2. Gough and Inaccessible Islands

    Gough and Inaccessible Islands

  3. Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville

    Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville

  1. Aranjuez Cultural Landscape

    Aranjuez Cultural Landscape

  2. Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona

    Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona

  3. Roskilde Cathedral

    Roskilde Cathedral

  1. Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork

    Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork

  2. Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay

    Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay

  3. Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

    Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

  1. Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid

    Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid

  2. Ironbridge Gorge

    Ironbridge Gorge

  3. Wartburg Castle

    Wartburg Castle

  1. Works of Antoni Gaudí

    Works of Antoni Gaudí

  2. Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzin, Granada

    Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzin, Granada

  3. Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin

    Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin

  1. Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija

    Heritage of Mercury. Almadén and Idrija

  2. Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe

    Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe

  3. Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims

    Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Palace of Tau, Reims

  1. Engelsberg Ironworks

    Engelsberg Ironworks

  2. Medieval Town of Torun

    Medieval Town of Torun

  3. Our Lady of Ljeviš

    Our Lady of Ljeviš

facebook comments
Comment
To the Top