Poland is famous for its folklore and countryside style of living. We are proud of regional clothes, food, wooden architecture, arts and crafts. Discover traditional village lifestyle of Lesser Poland region and try your hand at creating traditional decorations at painting workshops in famous Zalipie village. Check how people used to live in wooden villages just a century ago by visiting open air Ethnographic Museum in Wygiełzów.
Up to 30 days*
Pick up from your hotel by our coach and tourguide. Transfer to Zalipie village. Sightseeing and arts and crafts workshops in the Painters' House. Transfer to Wygiełzów. On the way lunch with traditional Polish dishes. Sightseeing of the open air ethnografic museum and Lipowiec Castle with a guide. Return to Cracow to your hotel.
It is situated about 110 km from Kraków (1h 30 min drive) and 80 km from Kielce (1h 40 min drive). Zalipie is called “a painted village” as it is famous for its folk art painted houses. Currently, there are 20 painted houses there, also a painted health centre and a fire brigade headquarters. Tradition of such decorations in Zalipie has over 100 years. These unusual works of art can be admired especially in Felicja Curyłowa House, which is Regional Museum nowadays, and in the House of Painters. The museum also offers...
The ethnographic park was created in 1973 displaying folk culture of Krakow Province. The museum is close to Lipowiec Castle that can be visited at the same time. In the museum we can admire original wooden cottages with exceptionally rich, original interior fittings. Apart from cottages visitors can see barns, granaries, a pigsty, a forge and an oil mill, as well as a historic church from Ryczów from the beginning of the 17th century. The current exhibition includes 27 historic wooden buildings enriched with small a...
Tour guide & translator, local Polish guides
Zalipie Folk Museum and the Painters' House workshops, Wygiełzów Open Air Ethnographic Museum and Lipowiec Castle
Your hotel in Cracow
Your hotel in Cracow
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One day trip
During the whole day it is about 4 h.
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