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The display of folk architecture (open-air ethnographic museum) Humenné

Punkt na szlaku: The trail of architecture

The garden of the Renaissance palace of 1610 in the town of Humenné is decorated with a display of folk architecture. The open-air ethnographic museum, located at a varied, picturesque terrain, typical for Upper Zemplin, brings us closer to the construction of the East Carpathian region. read more

Visiting the museum starts in a framework cottage divided into three rooms: a room, an entrance hall and chamber. The cottage, constructed before WWI in Klenova, is a typical example of a household of a poor farmer.

The oldest building in the museum is a wooden church from Nová Sedlica. The ceiling beam over the entrance to the church shows its construction date - 1754. Each year thousands of tourists admire not only the mass of the church but also the reconstructed iconostasis and altar.

The museum in Humenné also offers the possibility to visit an old smithy, with a furnace with bellows, anvils, various hammers, nippers and smashers, comprising the basic fittings of a smithy. The horses were shod under the roof, and inside the building the horseshoes and various agricultural tools were produced (ploughs, harrows, hoes).

There were mills next to water bodies near the former villages. The museum in Humenné also provides access to a residential house with a mill from Vyšná Jablonka. The living room fittings include a beautiful dowry chest, heavily decorated with geometric patterns. The mill draws the attention to the huge wooden mechanism with a basket, one fixed and one moving stone. The water fell down from height to the blades of the mill wheel and thus drove the whole mechanism.

The museum in Humenné was opened in the 1980s.

Attractions in the area: Vyhorlat astronomical observatory, Museum of Vyhorlat - Church of Saint Basil of Caesarea - Hrabova Roztoka - Humenné palace

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