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Splendours of Our Homeland
Banská Štiavnica
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Martin Činovský
Martin Činovský
July 19, 1995
Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Rotary-recess printing combined with recess printing
FDC Design:  Martin Činovský
FDC Engraving:  Martin Činovský
Cancellation Design:  Martin Činovský
Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Print Technology:  Recess printing from flat plates
FDC Print Run:  10,000

The rapid burgeoning of the free royal town of Banská Štiavnica , and the renown the town enjoyed, were due to its rich ore deposits and the potential for their extraction. The town´s significance is suggested not only by the substantial size it had already attained in the Romanesque period, but also by the exuberance of its architecture. The centre of the town - a showcase which includes the town hall and the late-Gothic church of St. Catherine not to mention numerous Gothic / Renaissance town houses - acquired its definitive aspect in the course of the town´s fortifications, of which the Piarská brána gate, remodelled in baroque style, still survives. No less a part of the town´s heritage are the extensive engineering structures and artefacts associated with the mining and working of polymetalic ores. This includes not only shafts, galleries, pithead gear, bell and a highly sophisticated water supply system integrated into the landscape, but also the buildings associated with the work of the first Mining and Forestry Academy in Europe. Taken as a whole, these attributes were enough to secure Banská Štiavnica and its technological inheritance a place on UNESCO´s World Heritage List.

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