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Zakopane and Tatra Mountains

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Zakopane and Tatra Mountains

Located 105 km from the city centre of Cracow, Zakopane is situated at the foot of the Tatra Mountains (800-1000 m), in the valley between Gubałówka Monutain (1123m) and Giewont massif (1909m). It is the most famous holiday and tourist resort in Poland. It is also winter sports centre and the starting point of the mountain tours.

Zakopane is the biggest urban centre in the close surrounding of the Tatra Monutains and the big winter sports centre located within the limits of the Tatra National Park (from Sucha Valley to Mała Łąka Valley). Approximately 2-3mln tourists visit Zakopane every year. Numerous sanatoriums and health resorts are located in Zakopane; the town also offers expanded accommodation. The Tatra Mountains are the main attraction of Zakopane.

Although its local population is only about 30,000, Zakopane is visited by a staggering 2 million tourists a year. Situated in the Malopolska Voivodship, in the southern part of the Podhale region, Zakopane lies at the feet of the Tatra Mountains the only alpine mountain range in this part of Europe. Zakopane lies in big glen between the main Tatra range and Gubalowka Hill.  During the visit cable car to Gubalowka – included.

Also worth to see Jewish town - today's Kazimierz district, with many synagogues and monuments.

Points of interests during the visit

  • Kościeliska Street. A complex of wooden buildings typical of the Podhale region, which originated in XIX century.
  • Stary Kościół (Old Church). A wooden church built in 1845-1851, the seat of the first parish in Zakopane. Situated in Kościeliska St. - Kaplica Gąsieniców. The chapel was the first sacred building in Zakopane built in 1800 by Paweł Gąsienica. Situated in Kościeliska St.
  • Stary Cmentarz na Pęksowym Brzyzku. The old cemetery, the first cemetery in Zakopane, the place where famous writers, artists and mountaineers are buried. Situated in Kościeliska St.
  • Nowy Cmentarz Zakopiański. The new cemetery opened in 1907; the place where artists, mountaineers, mountain rescuers, priests and The First and The Second World Wars veterans are buried. Situated in Nowotarska St.
  • Willa "Koliba". The mansion is the first example of Zakopane style built in 1893 according to Stanisław Witkiewicz's design. Situated in Kościeliska St.
  • Willa "Pod Jedlami". The mansion of the Pawlikowski family designed for them by Stanisław Witkiewicz. It is the biggest and the most beautiful example of the Zakopane style. Situated in Koziniec St. - Willa "Witkiewiczówka". The mansion in the Zakopane style designed in 1904 by Jan Koszyc Witkiewicz. In the 1930s it was the residence of Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (Witkacy). Situated in Antałówka St. - Kaplica w Jaszczurówce. The wooden chapel was built in 1904-1908 according to Stanisław Witkiewiczs design. Situated in Jaszczurówka.
  • Chata Sabały. A wooden building from the early XIX century, situated in Stare Krzeptówki, in the western part of Zakopane.>

Zakopane and Tatra Mountains

Located 105 km from the city centre of Cracow, Zakopane is situated at the foot of the Tatra Mountains (800-1000 m), in the valley between Gubałówka Monutain (1123m) and Giewont massif (1909m). It is the most famous holiday and tourist resort in Poland. It is also winter sports centre and the starting point of the mountain tours.

Zakopane is the biggest urban centre in the close surrounding of the Tatra Monutains and the big winter sports centre located within the limits of the Tatra National Park (from Sucha Valley to Mała Łąka Valley). Approximately 2-3mln tourists visit Zakopane every year. Numerous sanatoriums and health resorts are located in Zakopane; the town also offers expanded accommodation. The Tatra Mountains are the main attraction of Zakopane.

Although its local population is only about 30,000, Zakopane is visited by a staggering 2 million tourists a year. Situated in the Malopolska Voivodship, in the southern part of the Podhale region, Zakopane lies at the feet of the Tatra Mountains the only alpine mountain range in this part of Europe. Zakopane lies in big glen between the main Tatra range and Gubalowka Hill.  During the visit cable car to Gubalowka – included.

Also worth to see Jewish town - today's Kazimierz district, with many synagogues and monuments.

Points of interests during the visit

  • Kościeliska Street. A complex of wooden buildings typical of the Podhale region, which originated in XIX century.
  • Stary Kościół (Old Church). A wooden church built in 1845-1851, the seat of the first parish in Zakopane. Situated in Kościeliska St. - Kaplica Gąsieniców. The chapel was the first sacred building in Zakopane built in 1800 by Paweł Gąsienica. Situated in Kościeliska St.
  • Stary Cmentarz na Pęksowym Brzyzku. The old cemetery, the first cemetery in Zakopane, the place where famous writers, artists and mountaineers are buried. Situated in Kościeliska St.
  • Nowy Cmentarz Zakopiański. The new cemetery opened in 1907; the place where artists, mountaineers, mountain rescuers, priests and The First and The Second World Wars veterans are buried. Situated in Nowotarska St.
  • Willa "Koliba". The mansion is the first example of Zakopane style built in 1893 according to Stanisław Witkiewicz's design. Situated in Kościeliska St.
  • Willa "Pod Jedlami". The mansion of the Pawlikowski family designed for them by Stanisław Witkiewicz. It is the biggest and the most beautiful example of the Zakopane style. Situated in Koziniec St. - Willa "Witkiewiczówka". The mansion in the Zakopane style designed in 1904 by Jan Koszyc Witkiewicz. In the 1930s it was the residence of Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (Witkacy). Situated in Antałówka St. - Kaplica w Jaszczurówce. The wooden chapel was built in 1904-1908 according to Stanisław Witkiewiczs design. Situated in Jaszczurówka.
  • Chata Sabały. A wooden building from the early XIX century, situated in Stare Krzeptówki, in the western part of Zakopane.>

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