Finally, we have got a nice sunny summer day, which we spent in UNESCO listed picturesque village Vlkolínec (entrance 3 EUR – only if you want to visit the museum). It is a remarkably well preserved rural medieval settlement featuring wooden architecture typical of hillside and mountain areas. Its layout, defined in part by the hilly terrain of the mountains of Veľká Fatra, features log houses situated on narrow lots with stables, barns, and smaller outbuildings in the rear. A canalized stream flows through the center of the village. The surrounding landscape is formed by narrow strips of fields and pastures with haylofts, protected from the north by the Sidorovo Hill. Although the settlement has roots in the 10th century, its first records date to the late 14th century. Vlkolínec represents the region’s 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. Don’t miss the “simple local food at its best” at the only one restaurant (dishes 4 – 6 EUR).

Parking location – Vlkolínec: 49.033199N 19.271762E