UNESCO World Heritage Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings
The name of the ethnographic village means "Raven-stone" in Hungarian. The Cserhát Hills may not be graced with soaring peaks (none of them is higher than 650m), but they are cloaked in a rich folk-culture tapestry belonging to the Palóc people. Hollókő (Raven Rock), a two-street village nestled in a tranquil valley, is the epicentre. What sets Hollókő apart is its restored 13th-century castle and the architecture of the so-called Old Village (Ófalu), where some 67 houses and outbuildings have been on Unesco’s World Heritage list of cultural sites since 1987. The protected part of the village, 67 houses, is Village Museum. This village, which developed mainly during the 17th and 18th centuries, is an outstanding example of a deliberately preserved traditional settlement and rural life before the agricultural revolution of the 20th century.