Janosikove Diery and Cicmany, Slovakia - Almost Bananas
For the last installment of our trip, where we first went to the open air museum in Martin and then hiking in Rohace, we go now to Terchova and Cicmany. Terchova is a small town in northern Slovakia known for being the hometown of the Robin Hood like legend, Juraj Janosik (pronounced Yuraye Yanoshik). Juraj,(...)
The Saint Myckola (Nicholas) Church of the Byzantine-Slavonic rite was built in 1766. The three segment timber structure in Zboj, eastern Slovakia was built on a stone foundation. The Sanctuary with its polygonal shape is covered with pyramid timbers. It is lighted from three sides through small windows, cut out in the timber structure. The shingle roof is in the form of dome. A small tower in the form of tabernacle ends with a top in the form of onion. Its Rococo iconostas from 1766 is…
The most attractive tourist locality of the northern Slovakia is the Orava Castle lying on the river Orava near the village Oravský Podzámok, below impressive cliffs. In 1370, it became a county castle and the seat of the Orava Castle estate, which included almost the whole region of Orava.