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Kysuce Village Museum Nová Bystrica (Čadca)

Kysuce Village Museum

Nová Bystrica (Čadca) (area: Kysucká vrchovina, region: Kysuce)

Kysuce Village Museum is located near the village of Nova Bystrica, part Vychylovka in the valley of Chmúra, which is part of the Kysuce Protected Landscape Area. Open-air museum was established October 11, 1974, while one of the main reasons for its creation was to save the most valuable monuments of folk architecture of the villages Riečnica and Harvelka which were extinguished due to the construction of water reservoir Nová Bystrica. By 1981, when the first part of the exhibition was made available to public, 22 of a total 69 planned objects were built. Ethnographic exhibition strives...

Liptov Village Museum Pribylina

Liptov Village Museum

Pribylina (area: Rackova dolina, region: Liptov)

Museum of Liptov Village in Pribylina, the youngest museum in Slovakia was opened in 1991. The open-air museum differs from other museums in Slovakia by the fact that in addition to objects of wooden folk architecture, there are built homes of higher social classes of the this region in the past. The settlement structure is similar to larger Liptov municipalities with town privileges and prerogatives. In the middle of the village there is a large open space called rínok where residents gathered and where the markets and fairs were held. The open-air museum features Gothic-Renaissance mansion...

Orava Village Museum Zuberec

Orava Village Museum

Zuberec (area: Rohace, region: Orava)

Orava Village Museum in Zuberec located in beautiful natural surroundings of Rohace Mountains tries to illustrate a living of people in Orava region in the past. Visitors can see more than 50 houses and several other buildings of folk architecture. Houses are decorated and there are kept pets here and in the summer typical crops are grown here, too. The museum is divided into five parts, which the form of settlements and villages are presented in. Towering above the whole village, the wooden Gothic church from the early 15th century is a real gem of the open-air museum. Orava Village Museum...

Museum of Slovak Village Martin

Museum of Slovak Village

Martin (area: Little Fatra, region: Turiec)

Museum of the Slovak Village is the largest ethnographic exhibition in nature in Slovakia. The open-air museum offers a comprehensive picture of traditional building culture and housing throughout Slovakia with the various types and regional building specifics. It shows the way of life in the Northwest Slovakia during the second half of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century. Museum of Slovak village is located in the southeastern part of Martin in Jahodnícke háje. Opening hours May - June daily except Monday 9:00 - 18:00 July - August daily 9:00...

Bencovje homestead Bojnice

Bencovje homestead

Bojnice (area: Strazov Mountains, region: Horna Nitra)

Church of St. Luke the Evangelist (Brezany) Chminianska Nová Ves

Church of St. Luke the Evangelist (Brezany)

Chminianska Nová Ves (region: Saris)

Greek Catholic Church of St. Luke the Evangelist from 1727 in the village Brezany, district Prešov is a historic wooden sacral building in Slovakia. Restoration of the church was made in the second half of the 18th century. It is currently also a branch of the Roman Catholic parish in nearby Bajerov. From an architectural point of view it regards as an atypical three-part log-house with a strong influence of Gothic Roman Catholic religious architecture. The windows are made by deep cuts in two adjacent beams. Glazed opening is provided with a simple iron grate. Baroque iconostasis dates from...



Myjava (area: White Carpathians, region: Stredne Povazie)

HAVRÁNOK Liptovská Sielnica


Liptovská Sielnica (area: Choč Mountains, region: Liptov)

Havránok is an important archaeological site in northern Slovakia. It is located on a hill above the Liptovská Mara water reservoir around 2 km from the village of Bobrovník, about halfway between Ružomberok and Liptovský Mikuláš in the Liptov region. The archaeologists unearthed a prehistoric Celtic hill fort and a medieval wooden castle in the 1960s, during the construction of the Liptovská Mara dam. Both objects have been partially reconstructed. During the Iron Age and the Roman Era, the shrine of Havránok was an important religious center of the Celts living in Slovakia.

Horehronské Museum Brezno Brezno

Horehronské Museum Brezno

Brezno (area: Chopok south, region: Horehronie)

Kysuce Museum in Čadca Čadca

Kysuce Museum in Čadca

Čadca (area: Maple Mountains, region: Kysuce)

Kysuce Museum in Čadca is specialized regional cultural institution for the museum documentation on the development of nature and society, science and technology, culture and art in the territory of Kysuce, from the earliest traces of settlement until the present day. It comes with a permanent exhibition documenting the history and nature of the region Kysuce, as well as temporary exhibitions. It is also a specialized museum with a nationwide scope in the field of documenting the development of forest railways in Slovakia. Kysuce permanent exhibition gives a survey of the historical development...

Bardejov - skansen Bardejovské kúpele (Bardejov Spa)

Bardejov - skansen

Bardejovské kúpele (Bardejov Spa) (area: Ondavská Highlands, region: Saris)

Bardejov open-air museum - village museum Bártfafürdő Village Museum, open-air museum is one of the oldest establishments in its category in Slovakia . The open-air museum opened its doors to the public in 1965, with 24 buildings showing the former everyday lives of the Slovak and Ruthenian people in the Sáros region. The buildings date from the 19th to the 20th centuries and are made of wood in a typical Carpathian architectural style. We distinguish four types of buildings: a / dwellings made of wood: farmhouses from 1887 farmhouses from 1896 medium farmhouse from 1896 farmhouse...

Museum of folk architecture in Čičmany Čičmany

Museum of folk architecture in Čičmany

Čičmany (area: Rajecka dolina, region: Horne Povazie)

Nestville Park Hniezdne

Nestville Park

Hniezdne (area: Levoca Mountains, region: Spis)

Discover the home of the first Slovak Nestville Whiskey in the exposition of distilleries and traditional folk crafts Nestville Distillery, located in the region of northern Spiš, in the picturesque village of Hniezdno. The Nestville Distillery exhibition consists of three parts: Historical - demonstrations of folk crafts related to distillery. Modern - one of the most modern refineries for alcohol production in Europe. Traditional - Tasting room with hand-carved painting and whiskey maturation warehouses. It is in this part of the exhibition that the first Slovak Nestville Whiskey is...

Skalné obydlia Brhlovce Žemberovce

Skalné obydlia Brhlovce

Žemberovce (region: Dolna Nitra)

foto: Ján Otkoč

Medieval village of Paseka Strečno

Medieval village of Paseka

Strečno (area: Little Fatra, region: Horne Povazie)

The medieval village of Paseka is located in the castle grounds of Strečno. The complex, built in 2013 according to period medieval buildings, consists of five small, fully equipped wooden houses with thatched roofs. you will see the house of a medieval baker, fisherman, folk healer and shelter for pilgrims. The village also has a functional bell tower and a well. Traditional materials - wood and reeds - were used in the construction of the village. The entire amphitheater-style space with benches is used for craft demonstrations and cultural performances. The complex also includes a children's...

Watermill Bohunice Pukanec

Watermill Bohunice

Pukanec (region: Dolna Nitra)

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