Brhlovce, Rock Home
Farmer court with tuff living space.
Brhlovce Village is a popular place for domestic and foreign tourists because of the cliff dwellings, carved into easily processable tuff and tuffits. Whole street "Surda" with residential and economic spaces in the rock, was in 1983 declared a conservation area of folk architecture.
Obec Brhlovce je vyhľadávaným miestom domácich a zahraničných turistov kvôli skalným obydliam, vykresaným do ľahko spracovateľného tufu a tufitu Celá ulica “Šurda” s obytnými a hospodárskymi priestormi v skale bola v roku 1983 vyhlásená za pamiatkovú rezerváciu ľudovej architektúry.
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