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Vyšný Kubín

NEAR Dolný Kubín, the Orava metropolis, lies the tiny picturesque village of Vyšný Kubín. Despite its more lowly status, Vyšný Kubín has produced more writers from under its wooden roofs than many other bigger towns.
Among its literary notables the village can boast to being the birthplace of Slovakia's most original and legendary poet Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, the famous prose writer Margita Figuli, and writer and literary critic Theo Florin.



NEAR Dolný Kubín, the Orava metropolis, lies the tiny picturesque village of Vyšný Kubín. Despite its more lowly status, Vyšný Kubín has produced more writers from under its wooden roofs than many other bigger towns.

Among its literary notables the village can boast to being the birthplace of Slovakia's most original and legendary poet Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, the famous prose writer Margita Figuli, and writer and literary critic Theo Florin.

The stone church, in this 1920s postcard, was built in Vyšný Kubín in the 15th century, although the wooden houses in the picture, along with the timber village church, typical of many Slovak villages, no longer exists.

However, interested tourists can still find several examples of traditional folk architecture in the area.

Prepared by Branislav Chovan,
Special to the Spectator

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