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Address: Vlkolinec 1, Ruzomberok 034 03, Slovakia
Phone Number: 444321096
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Peaceful village

Great for a relaxing afternoon as much for the authentic wooden houses as for the great view of the surrounding mountains. Just walk around, take a cup of coffee and enjoy the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The drive up to the village is on a narrow, twisting road. The views from the entrance to the village are beautiful. Apart from that there wasn't much to see or do in the village for our group (4 adults and 7 kids 7-20). If you like walking around and looking at the houses that's fine but don't expect much... More 

1 Thank OritN
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great for a relaxing afternoon as much for the authentic wooden houses as for the great view of the surrounding mountains. Just walk around, take a cup of coffee and enjoy the tranquility.

Thank Lientjes
Exeter, United Kingdom
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473 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This "village" consists of preserved old wooden houses on top of a hill. It is nothing spectacular but if you happen to be passing, then it is worth a visit. We walked up the hill but it is possible to take a car up. Most of the houses have old artefacts inside. There are some permanent residents in the village.There... More 

1 Thank gyanfernando
Timisoara, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a picturesque village, with houses well preserved and really nice. A couple of hours should be enough to walk trough the village, visit the small museum and just enjoy the view.

Thank Elena257
Bransgore, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This is a place which shows how people in Slovakia lived in the past. You can see beautiful architecture here, cute little houses. Except one house, you cant really go inside any other houses, as people live there. The other negative is too many cars driving through the village, which ruins the feel of feeling the history there. Didn't feel... More 

Thank VieraTayler
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

You can find a lot of museums in nature of typical Slovak villages but this one is original village with original houses on its place. Village surrounded by beautiful nature in summer or winter. Just 10min from main road from Banska Bystrica to east. Oldest wooden houses are from 18th century. As well placed on touristic or biking road.

Thank RolandNavratil
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Vlkolinec it is a village lost in time, a settlement of 45 buildings with the traditional features of a central European village. Vlkolínec represents the Ružomberok region best preserved and most complex urban unit of original folk architecture consisting of wooden houses and outbuildings, the wooden bell tower and mural buildings of the church and school. It's a place to... More 

Thank Cezarila
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Worth the drive to this village over narrow hilly lane. Nice souvenir shop. Worth an hour to see this unesco heritage site.

1 Thank Joyce K
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Super. UNESCO village tucked up a mountain unspoilt with amazing views . A real sense of history and peace . The villagers are hardy in that environment in the winter and during the war when they helped resist occupation at great costs

Thank Helena0213
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely little historic town not too far from Ruzomberok. Great if you want to learn a bit about the local culture, traditions, etc.

Thank Lukas K

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