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Painted Polish Village Zalipie


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14 May 2014 #1
For the townsfolk of Zalipie, every day is a celebration since the isolated outpost blossomed into one of Poland's most iconic villages.What was once a bleak and forgotten cluster of smoke-blackened huts, has over the years transformed into a kaleidoscopic feast of colour - and one of southern Poland's best-kept treasures. Each house is decorated with its own vibrant floral motif, painstakingly hand-painted by the town's housewives.

For the townsfolk of Zalipie, every day is a celebration since the isolated outpost blossomed into one of Poland's most iconic villages.

What was once a bleak and forgotten cluster of smoke-blackened huts, has over the years transformed into a kaleidoscopic feast of colour - and one of southern Poland's best-kept treasures.

Each house is decorated with its own vibrant floral motif, painstakingly hand-painted by the town's housewives.

dailymail/news/article-2478367/The-charming-Polish-village-housewives-painted-home-floral-designs-ancient-tradition-cover-smoke-stains-stoves.html
tamlee
26 May 2014 #2
[Moved from]: How can I get to Zalipie, the painted village, from Krakow?

whenonearth.net/zalipie-poland/

Does anyone know how to go to this place from Krakow? Is it possible to go by public transport? Or should I join a local tour if I want to go there?

Thank you!
Looker
29 May 2014 #3
You can get to Tarnów via bus or train then there is a mini-bus couple times a day:

inyourpocket.com/poland/tarnow/sightseeing/Zalipie/Getting-to-Zal ipie_95989v

Another option could be going from Kraków to Nowy Korczyn - several of busses coming overthere:

en.e-podroznik.pl/public/searchingResultsVW.do?tseVw=regularP&sta rtCity=Krak%C3%B3w&fromV=c|55156&toV=c|1751&tabToken=e5d16f2caae9 b2ac29285273883bd1c5&endCity=Nowy+Korczyn

But from there to Zalipie is 10km and I'm not sure if there is any connection between those villages. But it's not very long walk I think ;)
tamlee
30 May 2014 #4
Thank you very much for your help!
Looker
30 May 2014 #5
You're welcome! :)
Mammilaria
3 Jun 2014 #6
Interesting find - I need to see it!


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