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Zubrzyca Górna, Orawa Ethnographic Park

Zubrzyca Górna, Orawa Ethnographic Park

The heritage park in Zubrzyca is a place with a soul. Throughout the wide area, which resemples a picturesque landscape park, you can explore a diverse collection of examples of local architecture. The most characteristic buildings are cottages with an extra storey featuring an attic chamber, usually used as a granary. The upper storey is surrounded with a gallery called “przedwysce”, which can be reached by stairs located outside the building. Other interesting buildings include a smithy, a lumber mill, a fulling mill and an oil mill. There is also a beautiful apiary with interesting types of hives. Most residential buildings house theme exhibitions presenting the daily life in the Orawa region. The magnificent Moniak manor from the turn of the 17th and 18th  centuries houses an exhibition of 19th century appliances, furniture and kitchenware.

Orawa Ethnographic Park, Zubrzyca Górna, phone: +48 18 285 2709; opening hours: May–Sept, daily 8.30am–5pm, Oct–Apr, daily 8.30am–2.30pm; tickets: 18 PLN, concessions: 12 PLN, last admission one hour before closing time.

Other local attractions
Babia Góra is the highest peak of the West Beskids, which you can climb from the Krowiarki Pass
Wooden church in Orawka from the 17th century located on the Wooden Architecture Route, famous the beautiful polychrome in its interior

 

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