The capital of the Polish Tatra Mountains, the winter capital of Poland, the most popular tourist destination; for all these terms, Zakopane deserved less than a century and a half. A small village at the foot of the Tatra Mountains gained notoriety as a place with a healing climate thanks to dr. To Tytus Chałubiński, who in the nineteenth century began to propagate it among famous people of the Young Poland period. In the course of one hundred and several decades, the town previously the seat of the largest metallurgical plant of the Austrian annexation, became the destination of tourists from around the world.
After the mills there are only geographical names (Huciska, Kośne Hamry, Kuźnice), while unforgettable Tatra views, peaks and valleys, climate, as well as the possibility of practicing many sports disciplines meant that in Zakopane during the pilgrimage to Poland in 1997 one day he decided to spend St. Pope John Paul II.
According to the data at the end of 2017, the city has less than 30,000 inhabitants. inhabitants, while millions of tickets sold annually by the Tatra National Park and full stands during the edition of the Ski Jumping World Cup testify to the unflagging popularity of Zakopane. What can you visit here?
Obligatory points of stay under the Tatras is a trip by cable car to Kasprowy Wierch and walking to Morskie Oko, which is available from nearby Bukowina Tatrzańska, but the place where the walking trail starts from here is the lake is well communicated with the center of Zakopane. The most popular promenades are Krupówki and Gubałówka, both of which differ in their character. Krupówki is more like a center of big cities, although there is no shortage of regional taverns, while the second promenade is located on a mountain ridge and has a more local character when it comes to gastronomic and commercial offer.
Although the most popular form of recreation in Zakopane is hiking, and in winter skiing, there is no shortage of offers for more demanding. The village and its surroundings abound in interesting trails, which can also be used by bike and quads. In winter, you can go skiing, ski-snows, snowshoeing, or explore the area on snowmobiles. In summer and winter, the nearby aquaparks offer relaxation in warm pools, whirlpools and saunas. A rich network of restaurants, pubs and clubs will make you enjoy your entertainment from late morning until late evening.