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Painted Cottage Contest in Zalipie 2018

The best examples of traditional rural architecture—an hour and a half away from Krakow

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Zalipie is a village not far from Krakow, well-known for its local custom of painting houses with traditional decorative motifs. The annual competition Malowana Chata (Painted Cottage) Contest takes place on the weekend after Corpus Christi.

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The houses and yards of the local people are vibrant with colours and ornaments. There is a tourist information centre, where you can find a map of the most exciting painted buildings or even take part in painting lessons and learn to create the pieces on your own.

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Also, it is interesting to visit the museum of the first painter of this style—Felicja Curylowa. You can find the old original paintings there.

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