SL22 CIEE UNESCO heritage - Banská Štiavnica - guided tour18 avr. 2022
In the afternoon, after lunch we met our guide in the city centre. The visit of Banská Štiavnica started from a long tunnel that once was the passage from the city to the main mine. Banská Štiavnica was called the « silver city » because of its silver and gold mines. Nowadays it is an UNESCO site, with important and artistic buildings such as the Catholic Cathedral, the City Hall and the Evangelist (baroque) church and the main square of Trinity. It was the birthplace of the most important Slovak poet, Andrej Sládkovič, whose most important
work of art, Marina, was written there.
Marina is the longest love poem in the world. In fact the girl he loved lived in one of the houses of the city centre. Around the city, there are some benches on which you can read some verses of the poem. We visited from the outside the new castle too.From a physical point of view, students learned that the area of the city was once an old volcano imploded and the city stands quite in the middle of the old caldera of the volcano. In the end we stopped on the hill near Calvary to see the most beautiful view of the city in golden hour. Pupils finished the day with an Erasmus jump of joy, friendship and team spirit.
Pupils learned new facts about the history of this World Heritage site and of the poet Andrej Sládkovič. Another part of the region puzzle was solved. The whole idea of the project week was completed.