ZAKOPANE Highlanders’ music and Tatra tops
The winter capital of Poland which attracts tourists with the charm of it’s cafes, lively folklore, “reachable summits”, lazy, colourful mass of people on the Krupówki promenade. It is a place of residence of Polish artists, composers and poets.
Zakopane is situated at the foot of the Tatras. Tourists are delighted with the well-preserved traditional culture of the regions: its wooden architecture, costumes, local dialect and music. Live folklore, great locations and multitude of recreation possibilities are undoubtedly Zakopane’s biggest assets.
KRUPÓWKI – the main street of Zakopane, always noisy and crowded, full of shops, stands, restaurants and street artists.
MT GUBAŁÓWKA – mountain 1123 metres above sea level, you can go to the top of it by a funicular. The viewing deck provides you with a great panorama of the Tatra Mountains and Zakopane.
WIELKA KROKIEW – a ski jump that witnessed many world records and is the site for many local and international ski jump competitions.
TATRA MUSEUM – an important collection of local folk art.
MUSEUM OF THE ZAKOPANE STYLE – this traditional museum is located in a historical wooden Villa Koliba created by Stanisław Witkiewicz at Kościeliska street.
ATMA VILLA – the museum of the great polish composer Karol Szymanowski who lived and wrote his works at the beginning of the 20th century.
PĘSKOWE BRZYSKO CEMETERY – the first cemetery in Zakopane, dating back to the 19th century, where locals buried prominent members of their community.
TATRA NATIONAL PARK – most often visited among Polish national parks, a total of 240 km of tourist pedestrian tracks. Its highlights are mountain lakes, with the largest and most beautiful among them, MORSKIE OKO, a popular tourist destination. It is also worth to take the funicular to Kasprowy Wierch or go for a walk to Kościeliska or Chochołowska Valley.
CHOCHOŁÓW – a village situated 15 km from Zakopane, known for its historical wooden huts, traditions and highlanders’ folklore. It is sometimes called a “live museum”.
NIEDZICA CASTLE – a 15th century knights’ castle, built on a high rock, on the right bank of River Dunajec.
DĘBNO PODHALAŃSKIE – a 15th century wooden church dedicated to the Archangel Michael, entered on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
ZUBRZYCA GÓRNA – an old Orawa region village with the Orawski Ethnographic Park.
JOHN PAUL II INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT KRAKOW-BALICE – 112 km from Zakopane
KATOWICE-PYRZOWICE AIRPORT –204 km from Zakopane
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