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The unique painted village in Poland: a must-see for true art lovers! 3/18/2016 •

The unique painted village in Poland: a must-see for true art lovers!

Zalipie, a village in South-East of the country, deserves the title of the most beautiful Polish village thanks to its uniquely painted wooden houses!


The marvelous folk tradition can be traced back to the end of the 19th century, when some local women started to decorate the inside of their cottages, especially stoves, with floral motives. Later they started decorating outer walls and household buildings as well.

At first, paintings were unpretentious and naïve. Women used clay, red bricks, fat and ash to make paints. Of course, such paints were short-lived and every spring women had to refresh the murals. In the course of time paintings were getting more whimsical and vibrant.

The tradition is passed on from generation to generation and today there are about 20 cottages and several dozens of household buildings covered with colorful murals in the area. Besides, there is a special school where one can learn the peculiarities of this art technique.

Every year the famous village attracts thousands of tourists and art experts from all over the world.


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Have you been to Zalipie? If no, would you like to visit it? Tell us in the comments!

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26 Comments
Gina Reed
Gina Reed
WOULD LOVE TO GO THERE . WOULD LOVE TO STUDY AT THEIR SCHOOL .
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Mar 16, 2016 4:37AM
Bill Robins
Lovely !
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Mar 17, 2016 7:41PM
Michele Klock
Michele Klock
AMAZING!!!!
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Mar 18, 2016 9:29PM
Deborah Anderson
Deborah Anderson
They must really like flowers. I think it is too much
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Mar 18, 2016 9:33PM
debfranzone
Beautiful
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Mar 18, 2016 10:44PM
John H Uhlemann
John H Uhlemann
I was there about 12 years ago. it is a lovely area in southern Poland and pleasant to walk around. there are also some nice wooden churches in the area, and it is not far from Zakopane in the Tatra mountains.
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Mar 18, 2016 10:57PM
Brian Stoke
This is beautiful, it goes to show what can be done when everyone works together. This is a beautiful work of art.....
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Mar 18, 2016 11:17PM
Dot McGhghy
Dot McGhghy
neat looking on the out side to much on in side
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Mar 19, 2016 12:06AM
Tom Young
Cool...kinda hippie looking!
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Mar 19, 2016 12:39AM
Nitz Gonzales Francia
The place looks interesting ,i would go n visit if given a chance ,i admire the women who project themselves thru arts, so resourceful n inviting
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Mar 19, 2016 1:57AM

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