Description

Near the road connecting Banská Štiavnica with Krupina there is a unique natural formation called Štangarígeľ (Krupiny Rocks). What you can admire here today are actually the pentagonal prisms of andesite, created by volcanic activity millions of years ago.

Some of these pillars reach a height of up to 6 meters, amazing the tourists not only by their construction, but also by the remnants of ancient features on one of the stone pillars. Apparently, it should be a Slavic version of the Old Celtic script. The uniqueness of the inscription is that a similar script has not yet been found.

Andrej Kmeť himself was also interested in this location, who described the departments in detail and even measured the lengths of the individual edges and the angles of the pentagon. The results of his investigation and measurement showed relatively high accuracy and match of dimensions.

Krupina Rocks is hidden in the dense forest and a marked tourist (about 2 km) and cycling trail lead there from the village of Žibritov. The route is not demanding and this natural formation will surely attract children as well.

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