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Helen Betts | profile | all galleries >> Around Hungary >> Hollókő: UNESCO World Heritage Village tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Hollókő: UNESCO World Heritage Village

Hollókő is the only village in the world that has been inscribed in its entirety on UNESCO's World Heritage List. It's a charming village that has been populated by the Palóc people since the 13th century, when the castle was built on the hill above. Unfortunately, the village has burnt down several times and with one exception the houses have all been rebuilt; despite this, Hollókő still retains its traditional charm.

I was pretty much without any energy when I visited the village, but would like to go back for an attempt at some better pictures. The problem is that there are tourists everywhere, and I just couldn't see many shots that I thought were good at the time. There was one small street we didn't go down, which is where I assume the one remaining house with a thatched roof is situated. When we realized we had missed it, struggling back over the cobblestones in the heat was just too much for one member of our party, so we decided to forget it.
Traditional Hollókő house
Traditional Hollókő house
Hollókő village church
Hollókő village church
Charming windowsills
Charming windowsills
 Palóc woman
Palóc woman
A very lived-in Hollókő house
A very lived-in Hollókő house
Watching the world go by
Watching the world go by
Unusual roof
Unusual roof
 Palóc shopkeeper
Palóc shopkeeper
Cobblestone streets
Cobblestone streets
Intercultural communication
Intercultural communication
Hollókő Castle
Hollókő Castle
'Pagentry' at the castle
'Pagentry' at the castle
Fall garden
Fall garden
Outdoor oven
Outdoor oven
The watchdog
The watchdog
Neighborly chat
Neighborly chat
Harvest shop
Harvest shop
Village handcrafts
Village handcrafts
Another day and age
Another day and age
The pottery shop
The pottery shop
Village church
Village church
Village church
Village church
Village church
Village church
Front yard
Front yard
Waiting for customers
Waiting for customers
 Palóc Puppet Museum
Palóc Puppet Museum
Home sales
Home sales
 Palóc dolls
Palóc dolls
Whimsical garden
Whimsical garden
Old mailbox
Old mailbox
Newer mailbox
Newer mailbox
Home mailbox
Home mailbox
Gulyás on the fire
Gulyás on the fire
Outdoor oven
Outdoor oven
Old well
Old well
Hill side home
Hill side home
Creative Merchandising
Creative Merchandising
More local handicrafts
More local handicrafts
Garden décor
Garden décor
Church geraniums
Church geraniums
Colorful window
Colorful window
Front yard well
Front yard well
Map of Hollókő village
Map of Hollókő village
The famous Hungarian paprika
The famous Hungarian paprika