Church in Spania Dolina
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Church in Spania Dolina

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Spania Dolina lies in the southern part of Low Tatra Mountains close to the town of Banska Bystrica in Central Slovakia , 782 m above the sea level. The exact date for the birth of the village is not known but copper ore was mined here long before Christ. Such was the wealth and quality of its natural resources that in the medieval times, the place became known as the " copper metropolis of Europe ".

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A: Špania Dolina kostol

by Miroslav Pochyba, 20 meters away

Špania Dolina kostol

B: Spania Dolina -The old mining settlement

by Cibula Vincent, 40 meters away

Next to The Church / Blízo kostola.Kostol Premenenia Pána na Španej Doline.Spania Dolina lies in the ...

Spania Dolina -The old mining settlement

C: The Church Stairway in Spania Dolina (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 60 meters away

Covered stairway to the church. / Kryté schodisko do kostola Premenenia Pána na Španej Doline.Spania ...

The Church Stairway in Spania Dolina (SVK)

D: Spania Dolina -The old mining Settlement in Slovakia

by Cibula Vincent, 100 meters away

Nad kostolom / Above The Church.Spania Dolina lies in the southern part of Low Tatra Mountains close ...

Spania Dolina -The old mining Settlement in Slovakia

E: Špania Dolina

by Miroslav Pochyba, 110 meters away

Špania Dolina

F: Spania Dolina -The old mining Settlement in Slovakia

by Cibula Vincent, 140 meters away

Pod kostolom / Under The Church.Spania Dolina lies in the southern part of Low Tatra Mountains close ...

Spania Dolina -The old mining Settlement in Slovakia

G: Spania Dolina - centrum

by Skeyemap, s.r.o., 160 meters away

Významné centrum baníctva na Slovensku

Spania Dolina - centrum

H: Halda Maximilian / Heap dumps of The Mine Maximilian, Spania Dolina (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 180 meters away

Spania DolinaThe old mining settlementSpania Dolina lies in the southern part of Low Tatra Mountains ...

Halda Maximilian / Heap dumps of The Mine Maximilian, Spania Dolina (SVK)

I: Chalupy / Cottages in Spania Dolina (SVK)

by Cibula Vincent, 210 meters away

Chalupy nad južnou stranou námestia.Cottages at the southern side of the square

Chalupy / Cottages in Spania Dolina (SVK)

J: halda šachty Maximilian

by Skeyemap, s.r.o., 220 meters away

Najväčšia a najlepšie zachovaná banská halda v Španej Doline je dominantným prvkom obce. Jej povrch j...

halda šachty Maximilian

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