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    Zalipie, Poland
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    The best things about Poland

    Zalipie, the painted village

    Zalipie is located in northern Małopolska, about 68 km (42 miles) east of the regional capital Kraków. The village has a long lasting tradition of painted cottages.

    The custom of decorating rural chambers with flowery paintings comes from the late nineteenth century, when the residents of the village began to decorate the interior of huts with tissue paper flowers, cut-outs and spiders of straw, hanging under the ceiling, as well as the walls being painted with flowers.
    This cheerful place, sometimes balancing on the borders of kitsch, is a fantastic place to discover. The people are open and willing to share their passion with guests.

    Aga Pawlus
    PolishOrigins Team
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