Čičmany, Slovakia

The town of Čičmany in Slovakia. The painted houses were such fun to see, and we totally would have missed this place if it weren't for our wonderful local guides!

Village woman from the painted town of Čičmany, Slovakia.  The houses in the town all share the same designs and symbols painted on them with lime as the patterns embroidered into local folk costumes. But exactly why the natives decided to ornament their homes in this manner is a mystery.

Village woman from the painted town of Čičmany, Slovakia. The houses in the town all share the same designs and symbols painted on them with lime as the patterns embroidered into local folk costumes.

Čičmany - Slovenská rozprávka /autor fotografie: Johan Petrovsky

While winter time in Slovak cities seems to be all about frenetic shopping for the upcoming Christmas, the true spirit of calm, snowy and romantic winter time can still be found in rural parts of the country.

Čičmany, Slovakia, and their traditional painted houses.

Čičmany, Slovakia, and their traditional painted houses.

A preserved folk architecture in the village called Čičmany situated in Northern Slovakia near Žilina, under the Malá Fatra range

A preserved folk architecture in the village called Čičmany situated in Northern Slovakia near Žilina, under the Malá Fatra range

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