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GoPoland!: Where to Go: Zakopane: Museums & Theaters

museum Given its start as a gathering place of artisans, Zakopane continues as an important cultural center for contemporary musicians, writers, and artists. In the past, the composer/pianist/president Jan Paderewski, the Nobel prize winning Henryk Sienkiewicz, and the painter Stanislaw Witkiewicz-Witkacy have been inspired by the Tatras. Today, the Witkiewicz Theater offers nationally acclaimed performances, and the W. Hasior art gallery displays excellent domestic talent. Another strong cultural draw are the Highlanders, who still cultivate and perform their traditional customs. In folk costume, dancing the folk dances, and singing the folk songs, the Highlanders are worth the trip alone. Likewise, their art is unique: wooden carvings, glass painting, and ornamented furniture arouse admiration in all who view them.

Memorial to Bronislaw Czech (Izba Pamieci Bronislawa Czecha)
pl. Niepodleglosci, tel. 126 69, hours: 9-15 Wed-Sun; closed on Mon-Tue, holidays

Jan Kasprowicz Museum
Harenda 12, tel. 532 26, hours: 10.15-15.15 Tue-Sun; closed on Mondays, holidays

Karol Szymanowski Museum
ul. Kasprusie 19, tel. 631 50, hours: 10-16 Tue-Thur, Sat-Sun; 14-20 Fri; closed on Mondays, holidays

Kornel Makuszynski Museum
ul. Tetmajera 15, tel. 122 63, hours: 9-15 Wed-Sun; closed on Mon-Tue, holidays

Museum of Zakopane Style (im Stanislawa Witkiewicza "Willa Koliba")
ul. Koscieliska 18, tel. 136 02, hours: 10-14.30 Wed-Sun; closed on Mon-Tue

Tatry National Park Museum (Muzeum Przyrodnicze Tatrzanskiego Parku Narodowego)
ul. Chalubinskiego 42, tel. 632 03

Tatry Museum (Tatrzanskie Museum im. Dra Tytusa Chalubinskiego)
ul. Krupowki 10, tel. 152 05, hours: 9-16.30 Tue-Sun; closed on Mondays, holidays

Ignacy Witkiewicz Theater (Theatre im Stanislawa Ignacego Witkiewicza)
ul. Chromcowki 15, tel. 682 97

Museum of Tatry Folk Customs (Tatrzanski Osrodek Swojszczyzny)
ul. Kosciuszki 4, tel. 153 04

Jutrzenka Youth Cultural Center ("Jutrzenka" Mlodzierzowy Dom Kultury)
ul. Grunwaldzka 3, tel. 128 33

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