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Hollókő

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Hungary : Hollókő
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Hollókő [1] is a preserved traditional settlement in Hungary. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Get in

Take the M3 motorway from Budapest as far as Hatvan, then take route 21. Before Pásztó the road branches off towards Hollókő.

Get around

On foot. This is a small village, with one street, on both sides museal houses and craft shops. Make sure you visit all of them. From the mean road of the village leading up to the hill, you will also find a a pathway to the Holloko castle. With only 20 minutes hike you will find yourself on the top of the hill with breathtaking scenery.

See

Church in Hollókő

The Hollókő castle
The Hollókő church: 16th century wooden towered church
The Hollókő houses: these are folk museums that are preserved in their original state. Many have craft shops inside.

Do

Easter: The most spectacular festival at Hollókő is Easter, when residednts will wear richly decorated folk costumes and display Easter customs and folk crafts.
Raspberry Festival in July
Castle Tournament in August
Grape harvest in August along with concerts in the castle and church.

Buy

Eat

If you visit Hollókő, you must visit the "Muskátli Vendéglő" The restaurant offers traditional Palóc cuisine, along with some traditional live gypsy music.

Drink

Sleep

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