If your mood – as mine – relies so firmly on bright colors, then you should go to Zalipie. This so called ‘painted village’ was featured in numerous global magazines and portals, including Travel & Leisure , House Beautiful, Daily Mail, to name a few.
Although it’s not well known in Poland (surprising, huh?), the village is visited by many tourists, mainly from abroad, mainly by Japanese. ⠀
And it’s definitelly worth going! The village itself is rather dull and occupies big area, with most households build relativelly recently. Some of them are decorated with colorful flowers, but you wouldn’t drive 100 km from Cracow to see simple buildings.
What you want to do is to visit at least few old traditional painted houses preserved for 100 years to feed your color hunger.
Step into colors
All travel guides and blogs tell to start from Dom Malarek (House of the Painters) whis is kind of Zalipie’s cultural centre. But the tre treasure is local museum with 3 original cottage houses, including one once owned and decorated by the most famous there Felicja Curyło. You should definitelly visist also a nearby chapel!
Entering one of those houses will make you feel so tall 😉
Rich colors of ornaments inside and outsede the buildings were quite a competition to my outfit! Frankly I was hinking of what to wear there for a long time (very unlike me tbh). The Valentino 1973 collection striped skirt seem to be perfect, not to mention that its rainbow colors wonderfully matched Pride Month that just started!
Pro tip: don’t plan a trip only to Zalipie. There is literally nothing around: no place to eat, drink or sleep. I decided to stop in Cracow and drive to Zalipie from there (approximately 1,5 h).⠀
What I’m wearing
cashmere cardigan @ Charles Nolan – 2006
cotton tank top @uniqlo – 2018
striped full skirt @maisonvalentino – 2015
cork wedge pumps @stuartweitzman – 2014
crystal drop earrings @jcrew – 2013
turqoise leather belt @prada – 2010
studded handbag @louboutinworld – 2013
sunglasses @dior – 2019