Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
District: Žilina
City / Municipality: Čičmany
Tourist location:Upper Váh region (Horné Považie)
Mountains: Strážov Mountains (Strážovské vrchy)
Lies by the river: Rajčanka
Latitude:48° 57' 21.63600000018" / 48.95601000000005
Longitude:18° 31' 0.51600000028088" / 18.516810000000078
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Čičmany - Slovakia Painted wooden houses, folk architecture buildings, are located in the village of Čičmany in the north of Slovakia. The village is located in the Žilina Region, Žilina district. The village is known for its unique folk architecture - painted wooden houses (blockhouses). In Slovakia, in the past, the construction of wooden houses - blockhouses was a typical element of folk architecture. Several buildings of folk architecture in Slovakia are monumentally protected and the village of Vlkolinec in Žilina region has also been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. In Slovakia there are many villages with preserved wooden houses (blockhouses) from the past, especially in central and northern Slovakia, but only the people in Čičmany painted their wooden dwellings. This geometric home decoration began to be used in Čičmany about 200 years ago in a simpler design.The ornaments used today began to be used after 1921, when a fire was in the village that destroyed several houses. After ... ... Read more

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