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Nestled in the heart of Poland, just 68 kilometers east of Krakow, lies the enchanting village of Zalipie. Renowned for its vibrant charm, Zalipie is a haven of floral beauty where nearly every building is adorned with hand-painted floral patterns. Explore this unique village to witness a living work of art, experience traditional Polish folk culture, and capture the essence of a community that transforms ordinary homes into a canvas of colorful blooms. Discover the magic of Zalipie for a memorable and picturesque getaway from Krakow.



Zalipie village is renowned for its unique tradition of hut painting, a custom with roots dating back to the late 19th century. During this period, village women initiated the practice of embellishing cottage interiors with floral paintings, crafting flowers from tissue paper, along with cutouts and straw spiders suspended from the ceilings. The artistic expression extended beyond the interiors, encompassing external walls of buildings, wells, and fences. Presently, Zalipie boasts approximately twenty painted houses, each preserving and showcasing this vibrant and historic tradition. Immerse yourself in the colourful allure of Zalipie to experience the living legacy of rural artistry. As you venture into this painted paradise, you'll find yourself immersed in a world where every corner reveals a burst of color and artistic expression.


The village becomes a living canvas, with each stroke of paint telling a story that reflects the warmth, vibrancy, and creativity of the community.


The folk art tradition in Zalipie has deep roots, originating as a way for the villagers to cover the soot marks left by traditional wood-burning stoves. Over time, this practical need transformed into a unique and cherished form of artistic expression. Today, Zalipie's painted structures are a living testament to the continuity of this age-old tradition, symbolizing the villagers' connection to their heritage and the preservation of their cultural identity.


As you wander through the quaint streets of Zalipie, you'll discover not only the external beauty of the painted buildings but also the warm hospitality of the locals. The village exudes a sense of community, where residents take pride in their artistic heritage and willingly share their stories with visitors.

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Numerous private tours are advertised online, providing an easier alternative for exploring Zalipie. To ensure a seamless experience, plan your visit wisely and consider booking one of Zalipie Private Tour in advance through Get Your Guide.

For added independence and flexibility, renting a car is also a viable option, allowing you to explore Zalipie at your own pace. If you need to rent a car, save up to 70% with the Car Rental company.

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