Banská Bystrica Regional Government - Tourism and Cultural Heritage Directorate

Úrad Banskobystrického samosprávneho kraja - Odbor cestovného ruchu a kultúrneho dedičstva
Contact: Ladislav Monček Director
Telephone: 421 (0) 48 472 2134
Contact: Dagmar Benčová Manager Cultural Activities Administration Department
Telephone: 421 (0) 48 472 2161
Contact: Anna Ťureková (f) Manager Cultural Institutions Management Department
Telephone: 421 (0) 48 472 2161
Contact: Peter Sárinec Manager Tourism Infrastructure Development Department
Telephone: 421 (0) 48 472 2138
Contact: Peter Cibula Manager Tourism Services Department
Telephone: 421 (0) 48 472 2126
Úrad Banskobystrického samosprávneho kraja, Námestie SNP 23, 974 01 Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
421 (0) 48 472 2121
421 (0) 48 472 2140

The agenda of the Tourism and Cultural Heritage Directorate operating within the Office of the Banská Bystrica Self-Governing Region covers the entire area of tourism development as well as the area of culture, including its protection, development, cultural heritage services, management of cultural activities and cultural institutions. Since 2006 BBSK has followed its own Culture and Cultural Heritage Development Concept, within which it formulates the strategic objectives of the regional development through the optimised network, structure and activity of cultural institutions.

The main BBSK activities in the area of culture include the protection and development of the cultural heritage and the revitalisation of monuments in the region, financing of the key activities of cultural institutions, the promotion of innovative approaches and creativity in the presentation of culture, development of the managerial skills of cultural employees, promotion of the development of art production and the development of international co-operation in the area of arts.

There are 23 cultural institutions within the establishing competence of the Banská Bystrica Self-Governing Region, including two theatres, a gallery, three observatories, six libraries, five museums, five cultural centres and a dance studio.