Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku

Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku

Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku
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greekcypriot2009
Athens, Greece9,354 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
If there is anywhere in Zakopane where you can feel the spirit of a hundred years ago, it is at the Old Graveyard, -an intimate place, encircled by a stone wall, the entrance of which is found behind St. Clement’s very old wooden church.

It is considered the most valuable heritage site in Zakopane and is one of Poland's most important cemeteries (1850)

Currently, there are about 70 of Zakopane's most distinguished inhabitants both in terms of Polish history and culture, interred here. Noteworthy are not only the eminent names, but also the artistic form of many of the tombstones, of which a number are true works of art.

Stout wooden crosses that are enlivened by florid carving, dreamy sculptures of Christ or the Virgin, bulbous clusters of rocks that turn out to be actual graves.
Amongst the most distinguished figures to be found here are Stanislaw Witkiewicz, the father of the Zakopane style, the poet Kazimierz Tetmajer and the much-loved childrens' author Kornel Makuszynski.
Written August 28, 2016
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Tamka_Den
Linden, NJ582 contributions
Jun 2012 • Solo
Pęksowy Brzyzek's name comes from its founder, Jan Pęksa who offered the land located on a high cliff ( cliff = brzyzek in highlanders' dialect). The cemetery is over 160 years old.
There are tombs of famous Polish writers, artists, poets, mountain guides and mountain rescue team members, all well known in Polish culture and history. Almost all of the graves represent a unique work of art that cannot be found anywhere else in the country, but in Podhale region.
Written July 14, 2012
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marqoos_pl
Dublin, Ireland8,585 contributions
May 2011 • Solo
Meritorious Cemetery on Peksowy Brzyzek - Cmentarz Zasłużonych na Pęksowym Brzyzku (don’t even try to pronounce that if you’re not Polish), often called ‘The Old Cemetery” is located in the centre of town, on Koscieliska Street. It is one of the ‘must see when in Zakopane’ and it is only 4 min from down side of Krupowki street.

It is first and the oldest cemetery in Zakopane and was created in the middle of XIX century. It is very important and unique place for all people. Due to limited space only deserving citizens of the city were able to be buried here. You could find amazing places of rest of many famous and great people like Tytus Chalubinski (doctor, the biggest promoter of Tatra Mountains and explorer of nature of Tatras), Sabala (mountaineer, Tatra honorary guide, musician, storyteller and singer), Stanislaw Marusarz (famous ski jumper and Tatra courier) and many other artists, nobilities, guides, mountain rescuers etc.

What I really like there, that even if it’s full of tourists, you can find your own way to see that place. You don’t have to know, whose remaining lies there, but you can still feel the peace and uniqueness of the place. During spring or summer it is full of flowers, greenery, colours. Autumn time is foliage. Winter is truly amazing – small graves covered in white snow. I usually don’t like cemeteries – they are creepy – this one is just nice and so friendly. Great atmosphere and spirits. Sometimes you can find weird “wooden flowers” placed on the graveyards – these are made by students of local School of Art.

Just before the cemetery there is as well (not to be missed) wooden Church of Our Lady of Czestochowa (Kościół Matki Boskiej Częstochowskiej) and small chapel made of stone (1st in Zakopane). Church was fully renovated few years ago and all wooden elements were exchanged. Take a minute and go inside. Church is very simple, but pleasant.
Every time I’m in Zakopane I try to visit this cemetery. It’s always different than last time. Be sure that you’ll do that as well – you wouldn’t forget that.

There is no fee or guards, but of course you need to behave with respect. This is very important place for locals and any kind of loud or inappropriate behavior will not be well seen.
Written December 29, 2011
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smallhausen1
Bratislava, Slovakia1,810 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
This is an example that cemetery is not always a place of monumental sadness and memories. This is rather a meeting place with history of Zakopane, it's famous personalities, as well as showroom of local sculptors. Each grave is different and you can feel a piece of history behind of all of them.
Written December 28, 2017
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monikabharmal
England, UK56 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
It is a very old, beautiful cemetery where you can see graves of famous polish writers, poets (Stanislaw Witkiewicz, Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer...) and other well known and respected people. Very close to Krupowki. It is not what you would expect to see. Visited it years ago and now went to Zakopane with my husband and had to show him. Worth visiting!
Written July 21, 2017
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Steve W
Blackburn, UK250 contributions
Jan 2015 • Couples
Visited the church + were told to visit cemetery. Didn't go in there though as there was a chap there charging entry? To a cemetery? No. There was no charge to go in the church, which I thought was worth a few Zotys (Put some money in the collection box)
Written January 23, 2015
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Yan W
Fochabers, UK244 contributions
Jun 2012 • Solo
Was very hard to move around this very unique polish cementary due to the vast amount of guided tours,the wooden church is beautiful with a true alpine feel inside.
Once you've walked around go across the road and you'll find an amazing cake shop to get your energy back and enjoy the beautiful place of zakopane.
Written June 12, 2012
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joanna77poland
25 contributions
Mar 2012 • Couples
amazing place, very close to Gubalowka!!! amazing wooden graves!
Written March 12, 2012
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ana4sc
Charleston, SC323 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
I love learning about the cultural differences in churches, graveyards, and cemeteries. This unique wooden church is simple and very beautiful with intricate wooden decorations. The cemetery next door is 3zl to visit and is filled with beautiful folk art gravestones in the cemetery.
Written October 6, 2019
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romanpiekosz
Chicago, IL8,674 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
This famous cemetery in Zakopane. Example of history and culture of the region. There are many graves. Few of them belong to very famous people including artists, poets, architects, athletes or mountain rescuers. There is also grave of Kornel Makuszynski-author of one of famous book for kids about adventures of Goat Matolek.
Some of the graves have unique statues carved in wood.
I recommend to take a tour with the guide, so you will not miss important facts about this special cemetary.
I was there late November and I didn't pay any entrance fee.

RomanP
Written December 4, 2018
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