"Čičmany-folk village" Cicmany by GentleSpirit
Cicmany Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 37 photos
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 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 The village itself has been mentioned in historical documents as early as 1272.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:Slovak folk architecture, great sheeps cheese
- In a nutshell:the importance of historic preservation
There isn't a great deal to do in Čičmany, honestly. It shows a village and gives you a re-creation of what... more travel advice
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