SLOVAK CRAFTS, ART COURSE
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The art programme is scheduled to 5 half-day blocks of a mix of arts & crafts (each activity lasts from 4-8 hours).
Dates: on request for groups
PRICE from € 454.00 (B&B 7 nights, all inland transfers, the craft course, English speaking tour guide)
CRAFTS available: pottery, the making or creating of wooden figures, clay pipes, painting on silk, tinkery, wicker baskets, painting on wood, bread baking including milling the flour on a millstone; decorations and figures from straw, baking and decorating of honey gingerbreads, teasing of sheep wool and the painting of Easter eggs.
Trips and sightseeing: the free time can be fulfilled with various trips and sightseeing plus cultural experiences, including the sampling of local food, wine and spirits.
3*Hotel in the centre of Banská Štiavnica, located in one of the medieval houses built in the 16th century
3*Family hotel, a reconstructed 200y. old tavern, furnished in a traditional style of the Slovak folk architecture
TRIPS and CULTURE
Banska Stiavnica sightseeing (UNESCO site, historical city famous for gold and silver mines)
Folklore evening: traditional food and a folklore music group presenting mining and local folk traditions
Visit to the historical mine (silver and gold mines dating back to the 17th century)
Trip to Štiavnica lakes – a unique system of artificial lakes, built in connection with the development of mining many centuries ago; beautiful nature, a walk around the largest of the lakes.
Walk to Kalvária - a complex of sacral buildings built in the 18th century on the hill above Banská Štiavnica; it was included in the List of the most endangered monuments of the world; beautiful views are plentiful and not only to the city.
Wine or spirits tasting, and a first hand look at traditions (local folkmusic and dancing) in a traditional Slovak restaurant where you can see and feel, how it looked many years ago in a Slovak village.
Destination: Central Slovakia