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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.

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

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98 Comments
Lynne Cage
Looks amazing, would love to visit 💐
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Dec 5, 2019 5:28AM
Marie Wheeler
reminds me of the artist in the movie maudie
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Oct 5, 2019 6:02PM
Darlene Davidson
House painting on a whole new level. Well done.
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Jul 13, 2019 4:30PM
Rosemary Elstone
So beautiful. Organically created art.
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Jul 10, 2019 5:23PM
Robert Hohmann
You cannot help but appreciate what these women have done; I'd like to visit.
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Jul 8, 2019 5:18PM
Brigitte Kurowski-Wilson
One can feel the heart and soul of the people. Beautiful !! Thanks for sharing
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Jul 5, 2019 9:31PM
David Holmes
Lovely looking place.
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Jun 18, 2019 8:49PM
Monica Thomas
Looks amazing
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May 22, 2019 4:44PM
Renato Pelejo
Amazing Village to visit.
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May 20, 2019 9:11PM
Helen Barry
What a beatuful place to grow up to see people take such a pride in their home and place they live in
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Feb 9, 2018 3:26AM
Lilian Ling
They are beautiful,
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Jan 16, 2018 9:57PM
Ana Guerrero
Muy hermoso sensacion de paz y alegria!
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Dec 23, 2017 12:02PM
Stella Noronha
Absolutely Superb.
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Nov 29, 2017 11:40AM
Sandy Simmons Scalzone
Beautiful. Thanks for enlightening us
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Nov 20, 2017 8:08AM
Leticia C Yap
I’d love to visit and see for myself. Am even thinking of having a small house done like the zalipie way
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Nov 17, 2017 8:28PM

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