Zakopane Culture

If you've had enough of all that monkeying about in the mountains then never fear as there's more than enough to get your teeth into back in Zakopane itself. Zakopane may not be the swishest ski-resort in Europe (Comrade Stalin had something of a hand in that), but it is the only one that can lay claim to having been the 'cultural capital' of its nation.

True, things have moved on a bit since the golden age, but there are enough echoes of that era to merit a good ferret around Zakopane's museums and galleries. Over the years this little highland town has provided a home for more artists than you could possibly imagine. The greatest Polish composer of the twentieth century century made his home here (Karol Szymanowski) as did the greatest artist (Witkacy) not forgetting the best-loved childrens author (Karol Makuszynski). And that's just the tip of ice-berg. Often these artists wove Highland motifs and legends into their work, whilst the local folk architecture spawned the celebrated 'Zakopane Style'. But enough hype - it's time to go and check it all out for yourselves!

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Harenda 12a

1. Jan Kasprowicz Museum

3 reviews
ul. Chramcówki 15

2. The Witkacy Theatre

7 reviews
ul. Kościeliska 18

3. Zakopane Style Museum

4 reviews
ul. Krupówki 10

4. The Tatra Museum

8 reviews
ul. Jagiellońska 18b
ul. Kasprusie 19
ul. Krupówki 63

7. Jewelry Gallery WW

2 reviews
ul. Tetmajera 24
ul. Chałubińskiego 42a
ul. Tetmajera 15
Chochołów 75
ul. Bogdańskiego 16a

Reviews about Zakopane Culture

a fantastic a magical place!

United States,
The Witkacy Theatre

Wspaniale miejsce. Oaza atmosfery miedzywojennego, artystycznego Zakopanego. Stworzyli je ludzie z pasją w hołdzie Wielkiemu Poecie

Jan Kasprowicz Museum

great place !

Zakopane Style Museum

This house was founded by William Shakespeare!

Jan Kasprowicz Museum

great place ! :)

The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery

great place !

The Tatra Museum

A place, where all your questions about Kasprowicz will be answered, so feel free to ask them. It was so nice to see such a passionate guide.

Jan Kasprowicz Museum

Nice place after being renovated.

Karol Szymanowski Museum

Odkrylam Hasiora po latach na nowo ! REWELACJA !

United Kingdom,
The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery

I was in Zakopane in May 2012 and there was an International Gorale dance festival. I plan on bringing a group in 2015 and wonder if there are any festivals going on at that time?

United States,
Tatra Promotion Agency