Sights & landmarks in Zakopane

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Zakopane Landmarks

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  • Chris S
    Market Harborough, UK182 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very pretty street set with great views of the Tatry mountains. Its commercialised but done with taste - the restaurants are built in the traditional wooden style with fur skins backing the chairs. Lots of snacks. The beauty of the street is tarnished by allowing the modern chain stores to set up.
    Written October 1, 2023
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  • Ursula O
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have a fascination with visiting old cemeteries and Meritorious Cemetery in Pęksowy Brzyzek in Zakopane is one of the most important burial sites in Poland.
    Buried here are a few dozen outstanding people of culture, science and art, as well as a wide range of individuals much deserving to Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains. The local tombstones and crosses are of a unique nature as they combine the folk traditions and art trends dominating in the 19th and 20th century.
    Walking through here felt more like walking through a secret magical garden- Each gravesite so meticulously maintained and so utterly beautiful. They are truly works of art.
    As the sun kissed the graves through the trees that swayed in the wind and dandelion seeds danced softly through the air ~ it was an experience that touched my heart and left me speechless.
    I’ve never visited a more beautiful cemetery where the dead felt so cherished and honored ~
    In the words of my daughter “This place is magic mom” ✨🕊️✨ ….. Yes… it is indeed
    Written June 21, 2023
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  • endrju_74
    Ipswich, UK4,851 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We already visited Wielka Krokiew few years back, we even writen review here on TripAdvisor, but due to some works being done to the jumping hill back then, it wasn't a full experience. In september 2019 we did go back to Wielka Krokiew, and this time we saw everything, at least we think so. Lots of changes happened in the meantime around those facilities, with a main one - the whole complex has been fenced out, so now there's only one way in, on the axis of the jumping hill, straight from Czecha/Piłsudskiego streets junction. Ther are gates that put many people off, but those are open for anyone, unless there's an event going on on jumping hill stadium, then it is with tickets only. So, we did go in, and first we went to see a small exhibition on life and career of Stanisław Marusarz, Polish ski jumper, having peak of his career in the thirties of 20th century - Wielka Krokiew ski jumoing hill is named after him. After visiting this small museum, we went to the bottom station of ski lift (tickets) to the top of the jumping hill, passing a place, where one can get into a large inflated tube and slight down the super steep landing part of the hill. Three different lengths of the slide are available, all of them not for fainthearted. Nothing for me. Ski lift has only been in use since 2008, which means before that all athletes had to walk to the top of the hill - I can't even imagine, how exhausted they were, before even taking their part in the competitions. Short ride on the lift, and then, here we are, we on top of the ski jumping hill Wielka Krokiew, with amazing views over the whole town. Absolutelly worth a visit, prices are not so high, and the view is superb. If only they organised things a little, on their premises within new fence, such as put some signposts to direct people to those two obiects: museum and ski lift, and above all - put signs "open" on those gates at the front, so people would know they can go in.
    Written April 2, 2020
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  • RetiredWorldTraveler
    Houston, TX171 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's worth a stop. Very nice chapel in pretty location with statue of John Paul II in front. Lovely altar and stained glass.
    Written August 7, 2022
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  • mani_kalai
    Kingswood, UK237 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and exciting activity for kids, tickets are cheap and if you like to go for multiple trip take a bunch of tickets in advance to avoid queuing back again.
    Written May 29, 2023
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  • historyboy28
    Whitehaven, UK193 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice little chapel, but we didn't see it at its best, on a winter afternoon with the light fading, but the snow made it special. Some carved work inside.
    Written December 18, 2022
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  • Rainbowtravelgirl
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands308 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    From its outside facade, it speaks of its oldness but it evoked a fine backdrop on an autumn season. Getting inside a quaint house of God, the pews are truly antique. Glad to pray here !
    Written November 10, 2019
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  • G. J. Bell
    Zlin, Czech Republic151 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tough hike, especially in the winter, with the snow and ice under foot. From the town centre, it took us 5 hours round trip. It cost us 8 zloty per person to enter the park. Walking sticks would have helped, as would have spikes on our hiking boots, and yet we still made it to the top, where the views of Zakopane and the Tatras made the effort worthwhile. Take food and drink with you, as there is none to buy. And make sure to give yourself plenty of time to get back before sunset, as descending in the dark would be almost impossible. Also, be sure your phones are fully charged and that you can use them to help you navigate.
    Written December 29, 2022
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  • Janina D
    Shelton, CT37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima is beautiful. There is a monument of Pope John Paul II in front of the Sanctuary. The architecture and beauty of this Sanctuary inside and outside cannot be missed. Spend some time walking around the beautiful grounds.
    Written September 8, 2015
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  • BirhangZ
    Warsaw, Poland70 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everything inverted but I really didn't enjoy the props they had which took me out of the concept behind it, of what an actual inverted house would be. What I mean by this is, the props did not add to the reality, there was 'Shrek' there as well, why? Who knows. And other stuffed animals that were more like dolls for kids.
    Written September 16, 2020
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  • Rainbowtravelgirl
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands308 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located at the end of Krupowki shopping street. It stands majestic against the blue skies on that day we visited it. Interior decor exudes peace of faith. From a busy street to an oasis of rest and quiet. The stairway to the church is a good point of taking pictures with the church as a background.
    Written November 27, 2019
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  • Olivia MacDonald
    Waterford, Ireland73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited in early January when it was completely covered in snow. It was so stunningly beautiful. More than that, it was also a lot of fun. We were about the sled down the steps and get some great photos.
    Written January 6, 2019
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  • stevemarris
    Scunthorpe, UK149 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    i have been to zakopane for the last 4 years, i love it,there are some many small monuments like this, yes the car or bus gets you there faster,but you miss out on the small things,the history, so i walk alot,and see and learn alot,always take a camera, it worth it
    Written August 4, 2016
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  • saul g
    Tel Aviv, Israel1,249 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A tiny bridge over a runnig spring , in the middle of Krupowki pedestrian street . So small that may miss it . But it is lovely , And a lot of tourists like yourselves , take a souvenir photo opp here . We did .
    Also , don't miss the statue of the Reading a Newspaper guy , adjacent to the bridge .
    Only a couple of minutes , and nice .
    Written May 14, 2019
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