Highlights of the trip

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Cicmany vilage - known as the first Folk Architecture Reserve in the world (founded in 1977)

Timbered houses with ridge roofs, galleries and pointed or linear wall decorations have been preserved.

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Museum of the Slovak Village in Martin - the most representative open-air museum in Slovakia.

Its exhibition of rural life shows some of the historic regions of Slovakia. Museum tells about the traditions of farming in the Slovak village in the late 19th century. Visitors can see houses, farm equipment, weaving mill, bell shop and wooden church.

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Zuberec - village in northwest Slovakia and a popular tourist center

The Museum of Orava Village is located in Zuberec. This open-air museum of folk architecture exhibits intact rural houses. The interior of the buildings hosts an ethnographic collection. The Gothic wooden church originates from 15th century.

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Orava Castle - dominant of Orava region

situated on a high rock above Orava river. Many of scenes from the famous vampire horror movie Nosferatu (1922) were shot in Orava Castle.

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The Articled Protestant Church in Lestiny - UNESCO World Heritage

National Cultural Monument - a wooden articled church originated from 1688. The church interior is decorated with a Baroque altar with polychrome woodcuts from the 14th century.

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Vlkolinec village UNESCO World Heritage - untouched and complex example of folk countryside architecture

The village comprises two or three-room log cabine type houses. In the center of the village is preserved the bell tower from 1770, water well, Chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary and school.

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The Articled Protestant Church in Hronsek UNESCO heritage

Wooden church in Hronsek is a precious historical monument, together with a wooden belfry from 1726. The oak pillars are decorated with carved header Ionian ornaments. It has a shingle roof with three crosses and a rooster, as a Christian symbol of vigilance.

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Spania Dolina - picturesque historic village in hilly forest locality

Spania Dolina village is historic mining village with a rich history located 11 km north of Banska Bystrica.

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Banska Stiavnica UNESCO World Heritage - gold mining town

The majority of monuments of Banska Stiavnica are concentrated into the area spreading between the Trinity and Radnicne squares. Both squares are separated from each other by the Gothic church of St Catherine from the end of the 15th century and the building of town hall with its slender clock tower.