Zakopane and Gubałówka

Hello. Maybe you’ve just come to Zakopane and you think what to do in our town.

You can enjoy drinking caffe or beer in uncountable pubs, caffeteries and restaurants in Zakopane. You can visit the Witkacy’s Theatre, Witkacy (actually Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz. He was a: painter, writer,  playwright and philosopher.He settled out his principles in New Form in Paintings and introduction to the theory of the pure form in the Theatre). So watching some of his plays can be interesting. The theatre is housed in the building on Chramcówki street (Ul. Chramcówki 15 Zakopane).You can buy tickets there from Tuesday to Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.                                     Phone number: 600-00-15-14

You can also visit some of numerous museums in Zakopane or enjoy seeing traditional highlander’s wooden  houses in Zakopane, for example in Kościeliska Street  You can also see there a museum of  Witkiewicz’s style (Witkiewicz’s style is called also Zakopane’s Style.It was a style of architecture developed by Stanisław Witkiewicz (Witkacy’s father) from traditional highlander’s way of building). In Kościeliska Street is housed also the old church and first cementery  in Zakopane where are burried many famous and important for Zakopane people.

When you visited every museums in Zakopane, you don’t like Witkacy’s art and you have hangover from drinking beer at Krupówki Street (the main street in Zakopane) you can go on Gubałówka. It’s the hill on the north side of Zakopane. The majority of people go there by Gubałówka Hill Funicular,(the entrance to funicular is from the market in Zakopane) but you can also go there on foot when you want to spend time in active way. When you arrive at Gubałówka 1123 m above the sea level you see the hole Tatran range (provided that it’s good weather),  The Tatra Mountains is the highest culmination of the Carpatian. From Gubałówka you can see one of the three highest peaks in the Tatra: Lodowy Szczyt 2628 meters.

author: Ewa Misiołek  / tatra guide/

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