Nový zámok

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Nový zámok in Banská Štiavnica

Nový zámok (literally "New Castle") is a castle in Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia.

History[edit]

New Castle – a national cultural monument – is a six-floor Renaissance building with four bastions. It was constructed in 1564–1571 as a watch tower during the Ottoman wars. Because of its dominant position, it was also used as the town's live clock (exact time was announced every quarter of an hour on a trumpet).

Today[edit]

A permanent exhibition called Anti-Turkish Wars in Slovakia is installed on four floors of the castle. The highest floor offers a panoramic view of Banská Štiavnica and its environs.

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Coordinates: 48°27′20.31″N 18°53′45.81″E / 48.4556417°N 18.8960583°E / 48.4556417; 18.8960583