"Čičmany-folk village" Cicmany by GentleSpirit

Cicmany Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 37 photos

Traditional architecture

Čičmany is significant because it was the first folk architecture reserve in the world, founded in 1977. You will see several other nicely preserved folk villages in Slovakia. This one just happened to be on our way so we stopped here.

the village today

The village of Čičmany has only about 204 inhabitants, covering 9 km sq (3 sq miles) Until recently, like many of the villages around it, it was mainly dedicated to sheep farming.

The village was basically destroyed by fire in 1921, what you see today is the carefully restored re-creation of a way of life. The village itself has been mentioned in historical documents as early as 1272.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Slovak folk architecture, great sheeps cheese
  • In a nutshell:the importance of historic preservation
  • Intro Updated May 15, 2013
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  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2012 at 4:01 AM

    Love the painted houses. the designs are so intricate.

  • wroclawiak's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    HI Val
    sorry but I have no more time to write reviews or update the old ones. I can only say that Slovakia is one of my favorite countries in Europe due to its people and sights. I liked Slovak krone too. Now, after the introducing of Euro in 2009 have been there only once so far. Greetings from PL.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2012 at 2:55 AM

    What lovely painted homes, so different to elsewhere. Good that they have preserved them.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Hi, Val! I also enjoy visiting such picturesque and unique places....


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