It was a life of incredible simplicity that we can no longer imagine today.
Life influenced by superstitions and religion.
A life in which all your things fit into a chest.
A life in which everyone lives and dies, feels, enjoys and mourns, learns and forgets, works and relaxes in one room, day after day.
In the open-air museum we can see several residential houses (peasant's house, shepherd's house, seasonal field dwellings, houses from the surrounding villages) built at the beginning of the 20th century. The interiors of some homes show important family events: a wedding, the birth of a child, death, or Christmas. In addition to residential houses, we will find a carpentry workshop, a mill, a school and a blacksmith's furnace. The dominant feature of the open-air museum is definitely worth a visit: the Greek Catholic church from 1833, dedicated to Archangel Michal.
The Ľubovňa open-air museum offers examples of folk architecture of the ethnically mixed area of northern Spiš. It is surrounded by meadows and forests. In addition to the information in the written guide, which you will receive at the box office, there is additional information in each house, written in 3 languages, stored in a canvas pocket at the entrance. Also interesting are small copies of buildings attached to the railings in front of individual houses and houses, designed for the blind and partially sighted.
How to get there:
As soon as you approach Stará Ľubovňa, you will see the castle. You have to get to the castle, as the open-air museum is located just below it. The turn-off from the main road to the open-air museum and the castle is well marked and the signs will take you to the car park.
Accessibility / difficulty / terrain:
From the parking lot, the entrance to the open-air museum is about 50 meters along the road. In the open-air museum, you walk along the paths from house to house. It is manageable even for barely walking children. The only downside is that there is almost no shadow in the whole open-air museum.