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Banska Stiavnica Botanical Garden

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Nature in the town

Peaceful bit of nature in the middle of the town, I recommend visiting. Beautiful trees, quiet... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
_88_Dorka_
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Very peaceful place

We visited this botanic garden on Saturday morning... Not many people there. I was nice place to... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
NayiU
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23 Aug 2018
“Nature in the town”
15 Aug 2018
“Very peaceful place ”
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Centuries of mining brought intensive use of wood and surrounding forests came to its limits. This - among aesthetical values - was the reason why the Botanical garden was established in 1838 on the ground of Mining Academy. Would exotic plants...more
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Akademicka ulica, Banska Stiavnica 969 01, Slovakia
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Peaceful bit of nature in the middle of the town, I recommend visiting. Beautiful trees, quiet, couple of minutes of walking.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank _88_Dorka_
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We visited this botanic garden on Saturday morning... Not many people there. I was nice place to stroll... Very peaceful. Sequoias certainly grow nicely there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NayiU
Reviewed 17 October 2017

A totally peaceful place for relaxation and walking. Even if you are not a botanist and you do not know the woods, you will enjoy it. Old trees, sequoia are over a hundred years old. What a positive energy. Dont miss it please.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

A wonderful park walk, surrounded by interesting and rare trees, including six specimens of Sequoiadendron giganteum. I loved every minute of it and would come back again.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

go for the trees - they are truly awe inspiring. the town center is charming and full of quirky character, also better kept than many other places in slovakia. a real treat!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Place to take a break, listen to birds and leaves...very romantic and of course ideal to take moody photos.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Nice walk under the crowns of old trees (also sequoias), the place where the first "Mine Academy" in the world was established in 1762 by Maria Theresia

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Stanusik
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This place has something uniquely special about it.. it is not manicured and maintained like other botanical gardens of the world the for example the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, London, this place is indeed quite different. a fine collection of great tress from all...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

Bit of a strange one, this. We were initially disappointed because it's not what you would call a botanical garden, more of a park really. But having said that, there are some really nice trees, including some mighty redwoods which I found most impressive, and...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank TheSpeculator
Reviewed 2 August 2015

We were surprised it was free but when we visited we quickly understood why. It is not really a botanical garden, but a medium size park with some impressive trees. It provides a nice walk and on the way you can see some impressive old...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Bibi1209
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