- CHARMING PAINTED VILLAGE -
Zalipie – is about sixty minutes drive from Krakow, a charming painted village discovered in 1905 by Władysław Hickel, who was fascinated with the local tradition of painting houses in colourful floral patterns. The custom started at the end of the 19th century when women started decorating not only the interiors of their cottages but also the outer walls, farm buildings, fences and even dog kennels and tree trunks. Zalipie village is not an open-air museum; most of the buildings are actual functioning households. the village school, post office, and church were also painted in colourful flower compositions.