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Willa Koliba - Zakopane Style Museum

KoScieliska 18, Zakopane 34-500, Poland
+48 18 201 36 02
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The Koliba villa, the first building erected to Stanislaw Witkiewicz's design in the Zakopane Style, is situated at Kościeliska Street, Zakopane's oldest street with time-honoured houses and characteristic Tatra crofts at every step. In these surroundings we can better understand Stanislaw Witkiewicz's concept. Five rooms in the oldest part were arranged in accordance with their original function as, on the ground floor, the dining room, drawing room and bedroom, and, on the first floor, Gnatowski's room and his servant's room. Zygmunt Gnatowski's ethnographic collection returned to its place in the 'Tatra highlander's chamber'. Other pieces of furniture, household utensils and small craftsmen's articles, all in the Zakopane Style, come from the turn of the century when the style was in full bloom. The Museum of the Zakopane Style is the only place in Poland acquainting the visitor with the history of the achievements of the first theoretically wrought and successfully effected concept of a Polish national style based on the architecture and decorative art of the inhabitants of the region of Podhale.
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KoScieliska 18, Zakopane 34-500, Poland
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

If you are interested in local culture and tradition, you will be satisfied. It's worth spending an hour there especially if it's raining.

Thank T0urist7
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

I would recommend to visit this museum as you will learn the history behind the style of Zakopane houses, while at the same time having a chance to see the interior of a house, and different pieces of art.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This place was amazing not far from town and on the main road so really easy to find. Absolutely great if your into architecture as you can really see and appriciate all the detail that was put into building such an amazing structure. All the...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Beautiful structure and interior furnishings. A labor of love by designers and staff! Especially enjoyed the caricature art depicting various Polish politicians and public figures from an earlier time. The history of the house is fascinating. Get a combo ticket and also visit the small...More

Thank 48traveler65
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

It is an essential visit of the "Zakopane style" of wooden architecture. The building itself is great ..though really not fully authentic as it was severely damaged and refurbished several times. The main drawback is the minute amount of relevant info on the architecture itself...More

Thank Fred B
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

on Tuesday, August 8th we decided to visit the Koliba museum, run to the door at 17:31, it said that the last possible entrance is 30 minutes before closing (18:00). The gentleman who was guarding the door told us we are too late, we sadly...More

Thank EvaCZ001
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

It was fun to see but not very special or big. Nice people though and they explain a lot. There was another museum 500m from this one, we bought a ticket to visit both of them. The other one was only two rooms with old...More

Thank Sonny t
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Great museum that exxplains the history behind the traditional wooden building style that was developed in Zakopane. One of a series of buildings in a street that is definitely worth visiting in the town. Very unique and friendly staff at the museum who were amazingly...More

Thank Kevin H
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This is an obligatory stop to anyone who wants to learn something on Zakopane style that was a first national style created at the end of 19th century by Stanisław Witkiewicz. Just great!

Thank Marta Małgorzat... W
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

The display is well presented. I think this place needs a guide in person to explain how the people used to live. Instead, they give you a piece of paper in English to read... More so, there was a man at the cash register who...More

Thank taranhanoded
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