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  • Sv. Martina 10, Terchová
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The village known for its history connected with folk hero Jánošík offers many attractions for tourists. One of them is wooden nativity scene. But this nativity scene is not ordinary at all. The one in Terchová is truly unique.

The unique wooden nativity scene is located in the Church of Sts. Cyril and Methodius standing in the center of the village. The idea to create a symbolic nativity scene was born before Christmas 1976. Nativity scene is the work of a village carver Štefan Hanuliak, who made it together with his friends Jozef Holubek and Stefan Krištofík.

The masterpiece is designed in three parts. The first depicts "old" Terchová with its crafts and characteristic colouring, the second shows Jesus' birth in "modest" Bethlehem, and the third represents "sumptuous" Jerusalem.

Every year, visitors can admire something new on the nativity scene. Religious scenes from Bethlehem and Jerusalem are gradually increasing, while the atmosphere of historical Terchová is evoked by other folk crafts and master workshops. The local woodcarvers also made a sound of Bethlehem, so you can listen to the typical Terchová music there. Nativity scene in Terchová is the second largest in Slovakia after the one in Rajecká Lesná.

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