The city castle of Kremnica consists of a complex of 13th -15th century objects, protected with a double line of fortifications. The oldest object is a 13th century carner, its fortifications were built in the 14th century. The dominant structure in the middle of the castle is the originally Gothic church of St. Catherine. The castle is a national cultural monument. The fame of town Kremnica in the past stemmed in gold mining. It also was the reason why Kremnica was called the “golden town”.