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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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Vibeke Streeval
Why can’t we see the houses?
Jun 21, 2024 10:14PM
Would have been nice to see the pictures.
Dec 26, 2023 3:30PM
Pearl Ford
In Texas - between Houston and Austin - there are Czeck communities that boast Painted Churches. They're gorgeous. Even the wood columns inside the churches are painted to look like marble. The paintings are the original and require no restorative work.
Jan 12, 2023 6:24PM
Margaret Louise Gifford
Was just in southwest Poland in August. Wish we could have visited this place. Poland is a beautiful country and wonderful people.
Oct 5, 2022 10:43AM
Barbara Kouroubacalis
They are all beautiful!
May 7, 2020 4:51PM
Sandra Echols
Yes I would like to visit there sometime in my life Thanks for showing me it
Feb 24, 2020 1:21AM
Rosemary Elstone
So beautiful. Organically created art.
Jul 10, 2019 5:23PM
Robert Hohmann
You cannot help but appreciate what these women have done; I'd like to visit.
Jul 8, 2019 5:18PM
David Holmes
Lovely looking place.
Jun 18, 2019 8:49PM
Monica Thomas
Looks amazing
May 22, 2019 4:44PM
Lilian Ling
They are beautiful,
Jan 16, 2018 9:57PM
Ana Guerrero
Muy hermoso sensacion de paz y alegria!
Dec 23, 2017 12:02PM
Sandy Simmons Scalzone
Beautiful. Thanks for enlightening us
Nov 20, 2017 8:08AM
Barbara Glasper
These are all so beautiful!!!
Oct 21, 2017 8:39PM
Don Curtis Latimer
Very pretty, I think.
Oct 20, 2017 4:24PM


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