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Old Village of Hollókő

Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings: Hollókő is a tiny village in Hungary, situated about 92 km northeast of Budapest. The ruins of the Castle of Hollókő dominates the Old Village of Hollókő and its surroundings. Hollókő Castle was built in the 13th century. The village was built just below the castle walls. The Ottomans captured the castle in 1552. At end of the Ottoman occupation in 1683, Hollókő Castle was abandoned. Most of the still existing houses were built around this time. The houses with the typical gable roofs, porches and whitewashed wooden walls are well preserved. The Roman Catholic Church of Hollókő was built in 1889. The double cross on the tower shows that this little village used to have certain privileges during the Middle Ages. Hollókő is inhabited by the Palóc people. The Palóc people speak a characteristic dialect and wear richly adorned folk clothes. Today, Hollókő is a good example of the rural life before the agricultural revolution of the 20th century. The raven is the symbol of Hollókő (Holló means raven, kő means stone). The Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1987. World Heritage Art: Hollókő Ravenstone

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Old Village of Hollókő - Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings: Hollókő is a small village in Hungary. Hollókő is a good example...

Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings: Hollókő is a small village in Hungary. Hollókő is a good example of the rural life before the agricultural revolution of the 20th century. Hollókő is surrounded by vineyards, orchards and fields. The Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1987.

  1. Old Village of Hollókő - Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings: Hollókő is a small village in Hungary. Hollókő is a good example...

    Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings: Hollókő is a small village in Hungary. Hollókő is a good example of the rural life before the agricultural revolution of the 20th century. Hollókő is surrounded by vineyards, orchards and fields. The Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1987.

  2. Old Village of Hollókő - Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings: The little church in the centre of the village. The ruins of Hollókő Castle...

    Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings: The little church in the centre of the village. The ruins of Hollókő Castle dominates the village of Hollókő and its surroundings. The castle was built on top of the volcanic Szár Hill. The castle was built in the middle of 13th century at the aftermath of the Mongol invasion in Hungary. Hollókő was built just below the castle walls.  

  3. Old Village of Hollókő - The Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings: The St, Martin's Church was built in the centre of the village in 1889, the...

    The Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings: The St, Martin's Church was built in the centre of the village in 1889, the roof of the wooden tower is covered with wooden shakes, the Roman Catholic Church was built in the characteristic Hollókő style. The double cross on the top of the tower shows that Hollókő had certain privileges during the Middle Ages.

  4. Old Village of Hollókő - The Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings: The pottery house. Hollókő is a good example of the rural life before the...

    The Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings: The pottery house. Hollókő is a good example of the rural life before the agricultural revolution of the 20th century. Hollókő is inhabited by the Palóc people. The Palóc people wear richly adorned folk clothes, they retain their crafts, songs and traditions. They speak a dialect,  the most characteristic in Hungary.

  5. Old Village of Hollókő - The Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings: People dressed in traditional Palóc costume. The village...

    The Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings: People dressed in traditional Palóc costume. The village of Hollókő is inhabited by the Palóc people. They speak a characteristic dialect. On important events, grown-ups and children wear their richly adorned folk costumes. The Palóc costumes show the marital status of their wearers and the importance of the event.

  6. Old Village of Hollókő - The Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings: Most of the still existing houses were built in the 17th and 18th centuries. The...

    The Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings: Most of the still existing houses were built in the 17th and 18th centuries. The houses with the typical gable roofs covered with wooden shakes, the porches and whitewashed wooden walls are well preserved, some of them now houses galleries, craft shops and museums.

  7. Old Village of Hollókő - The Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings: The water well of the village. The small village of Hollókő is located...

    The Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings: The water well of the village. The small village of Hollókő is located about 92 km northeast of Budapest in Hungary. Hollókő is not an open air museum, but a village were the Palóc people live and work. The Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1987.