Unknown NorthEast (Wooden Churches + Andy Warhol)
We will leave Prešov (other starting point is also possible) in the morning and our first stop will be Medzilaborce, where we will visit Museum of Andy Warhol. We will also see a village, where were born his parents.Then we will visit ruins of old monastery from 14th century. Our next stops will be some wonderful wooden churches, which are also inscribed in the list of world heritage UNESCO. Afterwards we will visit Dukla - open air army museum - battlefields during WW2. We will arrive back to Prešov sometimes in the evening.
Duration: 1 day
Mileage: around 140 miles (230 km)
Price per each person:
1 person 215 EUR
2 persons 115 EUR
3 persons 85 EUR
4 persons 65 EUR
more than 4 persons price depends on exact number of persons
(price includes: transport, guide services, information materials, entrance tickets and fees, regional surprise)
This trip is for everyone who wants to discover one of the nicest regions in Slovakia. We will visit some magical and unique wooden churches (UNESCO) from the 17th century and an old monastery from the 14th century! Do you know that a world-famous artist Andy Warhol has roots in Slovakia? We will visit his museum and a village where his parents lived. Our last stopover will be an open air army museum.
Specific samples of sacred architecture in Slovakia are the wooden churches. Their folk builders expressed the perfect harmony of the human soul with nature and the effort to disengage from earthly worries. There is also a third type of wooden churches built in eastern Slovakia, mostly in the 18th century. First they were owned by the Greek Catholic denomination, later some of them were changed into Orthodox churches. The special features of the East Christian rite are reflected in their interior decoration and furniture where the unique Carpathian icons dominate. They are normally fitted into iconostases ornamented in the Baroque and Rococo styles. Wooden churches of the Slovak part of Carpathian Mountain Area, which were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2008, possess an extraordinary worldwide value.
Museum in Medzilaborce as the first museum and art institution dedicated to Andy Warhol - a prominent personality of the 20th century art and the king of pop art - it is devoted primarily to the presentation of the works and life of Andy Warhol. Expositions of the Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art showcase not only the unique works of Andy Warhol, with a thematic focus on his nearly whole-life work, but also works of contemporary Slovak and foreign artists.
The Memorial and the Cemetery of the Czechoslovak Army in Dukla - In the autumn 1944 the fight for the Dukla col near Svidník in the north of Slovakia was certainly one of the most difficult ones of the World War II. Today there is The Memorial and the Cemetery of the Czechoslovak Army in Dukla.