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Old Village of Holloko

Holloko 3176, Hungary
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Lovely place

It is a lovely small town, with many nice little shops. A place to wander around. Take your time to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Victoria Z
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
via mobile
Excellent village

Wonderful village - great ride from budapest- just know that you have plenty of time so really do... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
WMBandit
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Shanghai, China
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Hollókő is a Palóc ethnographic village in Hungary and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“on foot” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Holloko 3176, Hungary
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a lovely small town, with many nice little shops. A place to wander around. Take your time to visit the different shops and see the handicrafts and how they do them, and then walk up the hill to the castle. It’s amazing, we...More

Thank Victoria Z
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful village - great ride from budapest- just know that you have plenty of time so really do take your time and chill at holloko- nice souvenir stores and traditional houses and streets with a castle in the background

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Worth about an hour to 3 hours. Very nice, clean, friendly UNESCO site. Many opportunities to purchase high quality handmade Hungarian goods. English friendly. Very nice. Use sunscreen. Stop for water. Many food opportunities also.

Thank shari w
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We visited Holloko on Easter Monday. The biggest challenge was getting to and out of the village as the rains had flooded the usual car parks and no cars except for residents and those living in hotels in Holloko were allowed in. The authorities arranged...More

Thank PeggieMalaysia
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We walked around Holloko in the off-season, which may explain some of what it lacked. The village is clearly well-preserved and scenic to walk through, but there are very few signs. When we went there was little beyond a few open restaurants and shops.

Thank AndyMK47
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

There is nothing of interest to see at all here. A cordoned off street with houses selling bits and pieces. It takes an hour and a half from Budapest. Time would be much better spent in Eger, which has much more of genuine interest.

Thank IIliketogo
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

This area deserves to be on the Unesco world heritage list. There is also a very nice play house for children with some unudual but fun plays. A lot of nice shops where you could find nice souvenirs.

Thank MauriceAG
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

While interesting from a historical perspective, the village didn't really engage me. There is limited interpretive signage in English so I felt much of the significance of the villages was lost on me.

Thank Water-eng-girl
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Visited during the Easter festivities. The entrance fee also includes the entry to the castle. During this time the old Hungarian tradition really awakens in the village. All sorts of craftsmanship can be observed. There is also a lot of people though.

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Reviewed 10 February 2017

The village is so pretty albeit off the beaten track! Many of the residents wear traditional Hungarian costume and the craft shops are amazing! Well worth the drive - beautiful and the hairy bikers filmed here!!!

Thank Gail B
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