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Culture of Zakopane. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Zakopane has architectural and historical sights, as well as some very unusual museums. Perhaps one of the most unusual cultural institutions is the Karol Szymanowski Museum , which is also known among tourists as the Villa Atma . It is a nice wooden house surrounded by dense thickets of trees. This villa has belonged to the world-famous composer. It has fully preserved the atmosphere of past years. Visitors can see a collection of antique furniture, works of art, personal belongings of the composer and his favorite piano. For the last few years the beautiful villa is a permanent venue for interesting music evenings and concerts. Entrance to the Museum is free several days a week.
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All tourists should certainly visit the Vronislav Cech Memorial house . The world-renowned researcher and a skier had lived with his family there. Nowadays this amazing wooden villa has converted into a Museum. Among its priceless exhibits there are awards of Bronislava Cech and his equipment, as well as the collection of interesting photos and postcards.
The Jan Kasprowicz Museum also deserves the attention of guests. Jan Kasprowicz is the famous Polish poet, who was born in a simple peasant family and had achieved great success. In an old house where the family lived, guests can see the living room, a bedroom and a dining room, which is recreated the atmosphere of past years. The Museum houses a rich collection of old paintings, books, manuscripts of the poet and his personal belongings. The Museum is a great value from an architectural point of view and is one of the most beautiful buildings in Zakopane. Copyright
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The most popular and fascinating cultural center of the resort, no doubt, can be called the Tatra Museum . It acquaints with the culture and traditions of the indigenous population. The Museum's collection is very diverse. There is a rich collection of handmade furniture, beautiful dishes, national costumes, handicrafts and even a vintage car.
ZAKOPANE You can continue the acquaintance with the culture of the locals walking around the picturesque village Hoholuv . It is located in the immediate vicinity of Zakopane. It is a typical village of the mountaineers and is interesting from an architectural point of view. In the immediate vicinity of Zakopane, in the village Niedzica , there is a fascinating historical attraction – the Dunajec castle . It is a unique monument in the Renaissance style, which was built in the 14th century and was reconstructed several times. Dunajec is one of the most beautiful castles in Poland. It has a lot of interesting and mysterious stories.
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Talking about the history of the city, you should definitely visit the Museum Cornelia Makushinsky. This beautiful villa with a spectacular facade belonged to the famous writer. It was the place he met with his friends, among whom there were many famous literary figures and artists. Among the exhibits there are personal belongings and manuscripts of Cornelia Makushinski, as well as collections of photographs and old letters. Those who are fond of history can take a stroll through the ancient cemetery of Zakopane. It is also a great interest for connoisseurs of art and architecture. Here are the graves of prominent figures and famous citizens. The selection of interesting natural attractions is huge. A climb to the mountain Gubałówka is very popular among tourists.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Zakopane
♥   Konkatedrála Sedembolestnej Panny Márie, Poprad, 36.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazylika Matki Boskiej Bolesnej, Limanowa, 55.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazylika Matki Bożej Anielskiej, Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, 65.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazylika Ofiarowania NMP, Wadowice, 73.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kościół św. Leonarda, Lipnica Murowana, 74.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazylika św. Mikołaja, Bochnia, 81.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrála Nanebovzatia Panny Márie, Rožňava, 81.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Zakopane and near

Tatra National Park

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The main feature of the Tatra reserve are deep coniferous forests with a great number of rare species of plants. Silver fir, Siberian pine and European larch grow here. The National park contains numerous fauna species. More than 40 species of mammals and over 110 species of birds dwell in the Tatras. You can see wolves, wild boars, lynxes and bears in the dark forests. The Tatra chamois is a symbol of the park since its foundation. … Read further
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