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Unesco World heritage since: 1993
Size of heritage: 20,632 ha
- Buffer zone: 62,128 ha
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.
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Medium airport - 16 mi (27 km) Lučenec Airport
Small airport - 39 mi (64 km) Piešťany Airport
Medium airport - 50 mi (81 km) Žilina Airport
Medium airport - 55 mi (89 km) Budapest Listz Ferenc Internationall Airport
Large airport - 73 mi (117 km) Győr-Pér International Airport
Medium airport - 77 mi (124 km) M. R. Štefánik Airport
Large airport - 80 mi (129 km) Ostrava Leos Janáček Airport
Medium airport - 93 mi (149 km) Bielsko-Bialo Kaniow Airfield
Small airport - 102 mi (165 km) Vienna International Airport
Large airport - 110 mi (177 km) John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice Airport
Large airport - 119 mi (191 km) Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport
Large airport - 260 mi (420 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Banovce nad Bebravou
- Banska Bystrica
- Banska Stiavnica
- Dolny Kubin
- Kysucke Nove Mesto
- Povazska Bystrica
- Turcianske Teplice
- Velky Krtis
- Ziar nad Hronom
- Zlate Moravce
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.