ARTICULATED WOODEN CHURCH
Articulated churches form a separate group in the history of wooden churches in Slovakia. They are a distinct modification of that branch of Protestant architecture which began to develop in Prusian Silesia following the example of the church in Sweidnitz and gradually spread into the neighbouring Lutheran-orientated regions. They are different from Catholic wooden churches dating from the Middle Ages, and also from the characteristic group of Ortodox churches in East Slovakia. Their style of construction shows that they grew from brick architecture. The characteristic they have in common is the central ground-plan, most frquently in the shape of Greek cross. The crossed aisles are valuated with a barrel vault, the central square having a vault of cupola character. This imposing vault, together with the pictorially treated choirs, defines the character of a typically Lutheran church interior. The choice of material and techniques used in the construction of these churches was not determined by primary conditions laid down by natural development of Slovak's material culture.
THE PEASANTS` HOUSE VLKOLÍNEC
Permanent exposition of the interior of an historic rural house in the unique style of popular architecture.