New UNESCO House attracts tourists to Vlkolínec

It is a replica of a house that burnt down during the Slovak National Uprising.

(Source: Miroslava Mlynárová, TASR)
More information about travelling in Slovakia
Please see our Spectacular Slovakia travel guide.

House UNESCO, an information centre with exhibition, was symbolically opened in the year Vlkolínec celebrates the 25th anniversary of its addition to UNESCO's World Heritage List.

The newly built House UNESCO is located in a folk architecture conversation area on the site where an historic wooden house burnt to ashes during the Slovak National Uprising. Tourists may visit it year-round.

The Director of the Andrej Hlinka (KDAH) Cultural House in Ružomberok, Ján Pavlík, said that tourists to the UNESCO house will have the opportunity to learn everything related to Vlkolínec.

“They can also buy souvenirs so that they have a material memory as well as an experience,” he said, as quoted by the TASR newswire, adding that there will be more services provided, step by step.

Almost 100,000 tourists per year visit Vlkolínec, mainly from Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland, but also from Japan, Israel, Canada and New Zealand.

“It is a big rarity for them to see such an old village that is still alive,” said Katarína Šarafínová, director of the Regional Organization of Tourism, Liptov, as quoted by TASR.

Workers at the UNESCO House will also guide visitors around the village, speaking about the history of Vlkolínec.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories


News digest: Slovakia has passed the peak of the second wave, health minister says

Polish doctors will help take swabs in Slovakia this weekend. People who have had COVID can just show their positive test result.

13 h
Rapid testing in Košice

Nationwide COVID-19 testing – and criticism – starts again

Longer ‘screening’ different to October operation.

20 h
Ján Sýkora is an easy-going ice-hockey player who has got a great sense of humour.

Fashion brands mean nothing to me. Professional hockey player about his life in central Slovakia

In an entertaining interview, the down-to-earth ice hockey player, Ján Sýkora, talks about being a busy bee with a poor memory.

21. jan

Old-age pension scheme gains three new features

Brand new parental bonus raises concerns.

21. jan