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The picturesque village of Vlkolinec is an extraordinary and remarkable oasis of folk architecture. Its unique complex of original folk buildings has remained untouched by modern construction.
Vlkolinec / © Róbert Buga │Source: Slovak Tourist BoardVlkolinec / © Bedrich Schraiber │Source: Slovak Tourist BoardVlkolinec / © Ladislav Struhár │Source: Slovak Tourist Board
Vlkolinec / © Ladislav Struhár │Source: Slovak Tourist BoardVlkolinec / © Ladislav Struhár │Source: Slovak Tourist BoardVlkolinec / © Dominik Bugár │Source: Slovak Tourist Board
Vlkolinec / © Alexander Vojček │Source: Slovak Tourist BoardVlkolinec / © Róbert Buga │Source: Slovak Tourist Board
Based on a comparative study by ICOMOS (International Council for Monuments and Settlements) it was classified as the best-preserved settlement of this time within the Carpathian Arch. Originally it was the settlement of loggers, shepherds and farmers. The first written mention of the village came from 1376. Vlkolinec is one of ten Slovak villages to have been given the status of Folk Architecture Reservations. This status was granted because the village is an untouched and complex example of the folk countryside of the region of the Northern Carpathians. The most frequently photographed objects are a log two-storey belfry from 1770 on a stone stand, and a log well from 1860. Among the protected buildings in the village are 45 log houses with farmyards from the 18th century. The interesting thing is that it was painted in blue, rose and white paints twice a year. Houses No. 16 and 17 have been turned into the folk museum, displaying all the instruments of daily life and work.


Vlkolinec: Location

Slovakia GPS latitude/longitude: 49.2215| , 19.1642|


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