Banská Bystrica is a city in central Slovakia located on the Hron River in a long and wide valley encircled by the mountain chains of the Low Tatras, the Veľká Fatra, and the Kremnica Mountains. Its population is 78,327.
Hron River is a 298 km long left tributary of the Danube. It flows from the Low Tatra mountains through central and southern Slovakia, pouring into the Danube.
Old Town Square, Slovak National Uprising Square (SNP Square), is an area in central Banská Bystrica, named after the insurgency of 1944.
① Town Castle complex, Barbakan ② Clock tower ③ Marian column ④ Cathedral St. Francis Xavier ⑤ Town Hall ⑥ The Thurzo House ⑦ Headquarters of the State Forests Company ⑧ Beniczky House ⑨ Ebner House ⑩ Building of State Scientific Library ⑪ First children’s day nursery ⑫ Evangelist Church ⑬ National house ⑭ Bethlen House ⑮ St. Elisabeth Church ⑯ Museum of the Slovak National Uprising ⑰ Dominik Skutecky Villa ⑱ Tihanyi Mansion ⑲ Clvary
The town of Castle, Barbakan, is the oldest surviving structure of Banská Bystrica. It contains the Parish Church of Assumption of Virgin Mary, Church of Holy Cross, Matthias Hause and First Town Hall.
Forests of the Slovak Republic is a state-owned enterprise that manages forestry assets owned by the Slovak Republic.
The lavish gate of the Beniczky House, owned by the Hungarian noble Beniczky family, on SNP Square displays a coat of arms of one of the aristocratic families from Banská Bystrica.
Ebner house was constructed between the 15th and 16th century in Late-Gothic style. In the 17th century it was restored in Renaissance style.
Bethlen House is a regional gallery with a program focusing on presentation, research and the creation of collections of modern and contemporary art.
Tihanyi Manor, named after its owners, was originally a single storey building, built in the first half of the 17th Century in a Renaissance style. In 1972 it was declared a cultural site and after complex reconstruction.
Banská Bystrica is a lovly and warm town.