Zakopane Sights and Things to do

Zakopane

Zakopane

If you like the mysterious atmospheres of cemetery, in Poland, Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku is a cemetery that is definitely worth visiting. There is something for everyone, for example, active goers would surely enjoy rafting down the Dunajec River. Whether you are coming from the north or the south, Zakopane has well connections by flight or by trains to Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Eger and Miskolc, Slovak Paradise, Tatras and Tatraladia. That makes it easy to access, treating Zakopane as your base city. The Aqua Park at Jagiellońska 31 offers great fun other than having the only swimming pool that overlooks the Tatras. It is the highest polish mountains.

Sights to be Seen

The other amazing sight is the Kropowki Street and you should see it in Winter especially, as it has great views atop the slopes awaiting you. Gubalowka is an ideal place for families with small children. It is a mountain above Zakopane where you can see the valley below. If you want to organize something for older children, try the terrain vehicle trails in Zakopane for a challenging adventure. They may also like the Sky Fun Skaczemy.

Marine Eye

Lake Morskie Oko or the Marine Eye is right on the top at 1400 meters. For those into spiritual sights, there is the Parish Church of the Holy Family. Besides, there is an Old Church with carved wooden decorations and Stations of the Cross painted on glass as the main highlight. Museum lovers will enjoy what Tatra Museum, Museum of Zakopane Style as well as what Tatra National Park Museum for flora and fauna has to offer.

Karol Szymanowski Museum

KAROL SZYMANOWSKI ©info-poland.buffalo.eduIn addition, there is the Karol Szymanowski Museum named after the Polish pianist. He was also a composer. Much of his music was influenced by Chopin. So at this museum, you get to see a highland pension villa of Zakopane style lived by Karol Szymanoswski during the period between 1930 to 1935. In particular, his life and his works are featured here. Through the tour, you will also get to know about his his friendships with Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz, Kornel Makuszyński, Serge Lifar and Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz,  who are art celebrities of the antebellum. There are also personal memorabilia from autographs, concert tailcoat, letters, his typewriter, armchairs and most of all, his studio with the original furnishings. He is a man with strong artistic aspirations. If you are curious about his earlier works that responded to the German romanticism and you can also hear some hints of Scriabin in his piano music.

 

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