Zakopane - information about the city

Zakopane (pronounced [zakɔˈpanɛ] ), ( Slovak: Zakopané ) is a town in southern Poland. It lies in the southern part of the Podhale region at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. From 1975 to 1998 it was in of Nowy Sącz Province, but since 1999 it has been in Lesser Poland Province. It had a population of about 28,000 as of 2004. Zakopane is a center of Góral culture and is known informally as "the winter capital of Poland". It is a popular destination for mountaineering, skiing, and tourism.

Zakopane - tourist attractions

markerA Jaszczurówka Chapel Jaszczurówka Chapel is Roman Catholic parish church located in Zakopane. Temple, designed by Stanisław Witkiewicz was begun in 1904 and consecrated in 1907. It's full name is: Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Jaszczurówka. The chapel is a typical example of the Zakopane style. Temple of the a... Jaszczurówka Chapel - photo
markerB Morskie Oko Morskie Oko (literally "Marine Eye") is the largest and fourth deepest lake in the Tatra Mountains. It is located deep within the Tatra National Park, Poland, in the Rybi Potok Valley, at the base of the Mięguszowiecki Summits, in Lesser Poland Voivodeship. The peaks that surround the lake rise abo... Morskie Oko - photo
markerC Czarny Staw pod Rysami Czarny Staw pod Rysami (lit. "Black Lake below Mount Rysy") is a mountain lake on the Polish side of Mount Rysy in the Tatra mountains. At 1,583 m above sea level, it overlooks the nearby lake of Morskie Oko. Its maximum depth is 76 m. A walking path circumnavigates the lake, and leads up to Mount R... Czarny Staw pod Rysami - photo
markerD Krupówki Krupówki is a representative street in Zakopane, located in the city center. It starts at the intersection of Nowotarska street and continues over a kilometer long promenade to the south. Along the street there are many shops, restaurants, post office and more recognizable: the Tatra Museum, Tatra ... Krupówki - photo
markerE Holy Family Church in Zakopane Holy Family Church in Zakopane - the oldest Roman Catholic stone church in Zakopane. Foundations for the church were laid down in 1877 by Fr. Joseph Stolarczyk. The Temple was built slowly from a hard stone in the years 1879 - 1896, thanks to the generosity of parishioners and the owner of Zakopane... Holy Family Church in Zakopane - photo
markerF Church of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Zakopane Church of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Zakopane located at Kościeliska street is often called the "old church". It was built in 1847 and is the oldest wooden religious building in Zakopane. The small temple constructed of the larch wood was founded by the owner of many goods in Zakopane - Klementyna H... Church of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Zakopane - photo
markerG Tatra Museum Tatra Museum is one of the oldest regional museums in Poland, located in Zakopane at ul. Krupówki 10. In total consists of five branches in Zakopane, one in Chochołów, Black Mountain, Jurgow, Łopuszna. It's full name is: the Tatra Museum of Dr. Titus Chałubiński. Museum collects specimens of: rocks... Tatra Museum - photo
markerH Giewont Giewont (pronounced Gyeh-vont) is a mountain massif in the Tatra Mountains of Poland, and is 1,895 metres AMSL at its highest. It comprises three peaks (all m/metres in AMSL): Small Giewont - (Polish Mały Giewont, 1,728 m), Great Giewont - (Wielki Giewont, 1,895 m), Long Giewont - (Długi Giewont, 1... Giewont - photo
markerI Nosal ski center in Zakopane Nosal ski center in Zakopane is a ski station located in Zakopane on the northern slopes of Nosal (1 206 m). From the top of Nosal leads the legendary Route "K" - the most difficult slalom slope in Poland. Neither main route "K" (nor any of the others) does have FIS approval. The K route lost its l... Nosal ski center in Zakopane - photo
markerJ Polana Szymoszkowa ski station in Zakopane Szymoszkowa ski station in Zakopane is situated on the southern slopes of Gubałówka in Zakopane. Base station is located at the road Powstańców Śląskich (the Silesian Insurgents) leading from Zakopane to Kościeliska near the hotel Mercure. It is also possible to reach in car the top station located ... Polana Szymoszkowa ski station in Zakopane - photo

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Geographical coordinates: 49.3, 19.9667
Approximate population: 27,486

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