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Painted Cottages

Painted Cottages

Travelling up north from Tarnów, along Dunajec, through Żabno, you will reach Zalipie, located 34 km from Tarnów. This village is famous for the original tradition of decorating houses, farm buildings and even wells and kennels with colourful flower patterns on a white background. The cottages are also decorated inside along with the house equipment. This tradition is still alive: there is an annual competition for the best decorated house. Tourists can admire the beautiful old farm of Felicja Curyłowa, which is a classical example of a decorated cottage from Zalipie. On the way back to Tarnów, it is worth moving to the western bank of Dunajec. Not far from Szczurowa is the village of Dołęga, situated at the edge of a forest. This is a great opportunity to get a taste of what a typical residence of the early 20th-century gentry looked like. In Dołęga there is also a charming, classical manor house from around 1845 with the preserved interior design from the turn of the century.

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