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Chochołów, folk architecture complex

Chochołów, folk architecture complex

One of the most picturesque towns of the Podhale region – Chochołów – is famous, apart from its location, for its well preserved wooden architecture from the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. The houses, built of flat logs in Podhale style, are arranged closely side by side, with their tops facing the road. Each Easter, local farmers’ wives scrub the houses using soapy water, which gives the logs their characteristic, bright colour. One of the most beautiful cottages in Chochołów is no. 24. Its front wall was made of a single, huge fir trunk, hence its name “chałupa z jednej jedli” (the single fir cottage). It is also worth visiting the Regional Chamber, which presents highland folklore.

Other local attractions
Church in Witów from the 20th century located on the Wooden Architecture Route
Wooden houses in Czarny Dunajec dating back to the 19th century

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