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Pustý hrad in Zvolen tops poll

THE TOP attraction in a poll that decided upon the Seven Wonders of Banská Bystrica Region is Pustý hrad (the Deserted Castle) in Zvolen. Vladimír Maňka, president of the region, announced the winners on January 24 based on a popularity poll that lasted for eight months.

Part of the ruins of Pustý hrad in Zvolen. Part of the ruins of Pustý hrad in Zvolen. (Source: Sme-Ján Krošlák)

THE TOP attraction in a poll that decided upon the Seven Wonders of Banská Bystrica Region is Pustý hrad (the Deserted Castle) in Zvolen. Vladimír Maňka, president of the region, announced the winners on January 24 based on a popularity poll that lasted for eight months.

The other wonders of the region are the Kláštor (Monastery) in Hronský Beňadik, the entire town of Banská Štiavnica, the Čierny Hron forest railway, Špania Dolina mining village, the mint in Kremnica and the articular wooden Protestant church in Hronsek.

Maňka invited representatives from all the winning sites to his office to receive his congratulations and their official certificates. He also drew three names from among the 2,700 people who had voted in the competition.

“These three winners will be invited by the president of the region and by our MEP [member of the European Parliament] to visit Brussels or Strasbourg in September,” the region’s spokesman, Peter Hajnala, told the TASR newswire.


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