Photograph of the week: The painted village of Zalipie, Poland

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 paintings are made on the outer walls of buildings, wells and fences and in the interiors of the houses. Currently in Zalipie, there are about 20 painted houses. The gardens in Summer are bursting with the colours of the paintings but also of the real flowers growing near the houses. 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.

Zalipie, Poland

Thank you to Aga Pawlus of PolishOrigins for permission to re-produce the image.

If you have a really special photograph you would like to share with  A Luxury Travel Blog‘s readers, please contact us.

Comments (1)

  1. Ronny says:

    When I was in Poland this summer, I didn’t get out into the countryside at all, as I was busy exploring the cities. Next time, I’ll be sure to explore the countryside so I can see sights like this!

Leave a comment

Your actual name, not your online persona, website name, company name or keywords, otherwise your comment won't be published

Please do not advertise and make sure your comment adds value, otherwise we regret that it won't be published. Comments such as "Nice post. Thanks for sharing." do NOT add value to the discussion! Homepage links (not deep links) are allowed in the 'Website' field only - if you would like to advertise, please contact us for details and we will be happy to help.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a Gravatar.

Our readers also enjoyed these posts…