Vlkolínec (UNESCO Village)

2008-07-30 3

Let’s be straight forward – you are going to hear about a unique place, that is in the center of Europe, and you have maybe even never heard about it.

Let’s be straight forward – you are going to hear about a unique place, that is in the center of Europe, and you have maybe even never heard about it.

Vlkolínec – the village, was found in around XIV century and until now remains to be one of the untouched places in the whole Europe. Vlkolínec is situated in the center of Slovakia and is a small village of 45 buildings with the traditional features of a central European village, including the church, huge gardens and so on. The thing is it’s behind the UNESCO shoulders because of one simple reason – it is a unique one-street village type, that is still alive. I mean – it’s not a museum (only 1 house is made like a museum); it’s a place where people live their normal lives up the hills, surrounded by mountains, and only one road is the way to the civilization. No, they are not cavemen – these are normal people, living in a normal way, just there are thousands of tourists every day in that small village.

The entrance costs funny money, and my advice is to leave your car just before the hill. Then you should walk by foot to the top of the mountain (mind the altitude of 718 m though), and only then after getting tired you will get the prize – a unique place, where people still wash their dishes in the middle of the street (I guess there is no central water infrastructure), there are a lot of animals outside – everything like in a normal village, except the fact that this one looks so superior and unique… I just could not stop shooting, with all my cameras I took up the hill. I am more than sure, the same will happen to you too.

written by jogintas on 2008-07-30 #places #near-ruzomberok #nature #culture #location #heritage

3 Comments

  1. coca
    coca ·

    lovely place

  2. hilarion
    hilarion ·

    yes, yes, lovely place, and nice pics also.

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