"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 The village itself has been mentioned in historical documents as early as 1272.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
What sets Čičmany apart is the lovely decorations on the exterior of the houses. The village itself has been... more travel advice
GentleSpirit's Related Pages
Cicmany Travel Guide
Member Travel Pages
- "Čičmany-folk village"
- "Small cute village"
- "Picturesque Town"
- "Gingerbread Houses"
- See All...
Badges & Stats in Cicmany
- 4 Reviews
- 4 Photos
- 0 Forum posts
- 4 Comments
- See All Stats
- See All Badges (30)
Have you been to Cicmany?Share Your Travels
Latest Activity in Cicmany
Photos in CicmanySee All Photos (4)
Top 10 Pages
- Washington D.C. Intro, 79 reviews, 190 photos, 3 travelogues
- Paris Intro, 71 reviews, 128 photos, 1 travelogue
- Prague Intro, 46 reviews, 63 photos, 2 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Córdoba Intro, 45 reviews, 59 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Arlington Intro, 33 reviews, 62 photos
- Krakow Intro, 35 reviews, 57 photos, 2 travelogues
- Budapest Intro, 28 reviews, 49 photos, 2 travelogues
- Buenos Aires Intro, 34 reviews, 38 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Toulouse Intro, 23 reviews, 43 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Olomouc Intro, 30 reviews, 32 photos