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Museums in Tarnów

The District Museum in Tarnów presents the rich and diverse culture of Tarnów and its surroundings. The history of the region is connected with the great magnate family of the Sanguszków, the minor nobility and the peasant community. The most important museums in Tarnów, Brest and its surroundings are

Regional Chambers – you can see in them almost everything related to life in the former Polish village: old agricultural tools, everyday items in households (laundry, buttering, bread making, butter making, cheese).

Jewish Culture Trail

The first Jewish family settled on the outskirts of Tarnów in the 15th century. After the authorities authorised Jewish merchants to settle within the city limits, the Jewish quarter slowly grew. In the mid-19th century, the majority of the inhabitants of the Old Town and the entire center were J
ews. Jewish and Wkslarska streets are the oldest part of the district. Of the other monuments, a fragment of a synagogue from the 17th century, a ritual bath house – mykwa, built in 1904 in the Moorish style, according to the design of engineers F, deserves special attention. Hackbaila and M. Mikosia, besides one of the oldest and largest Jewish cemeteries in Poland located on Hospital Street.

Tradition of Zalipian Ornaments and Paintings

Driving along the EnoVelo trail, near VeloDunajec, it is 9:00 p.m. not to look into the wsik with the grateful name Zalipie. It is a small village located about 30 kilometers from Tarnów and one of the most colorful villages in Poland. Ubiquitous paintings of flowers and fancy bouquets please the eyes and soul. More than 100 years of the tradition of Zalipian ornaments has survived to this day, thanks to which new paintings are still emerging, which adorn houses, walls of apartments, equipment, napkins, clothing, barns, wells, fences and even dog sheds. Zalipian painting is an ewenement on a global scale, unique also in the country, because nowhere has this kind of work developed on such a scale as in Powiśl Dąbrowski and Zalipiu. The branch of the Ethnographic Museum is the Curyłowa Felicia Farm in Zalipiu, famous for its distinctive folk painting. Here you can see, among other things, the interior of the former house of the painter decorated by her floral motifs, cutouts and paintings on paper.

Wooden Architecture Trail

Numerous, valuable and interesting historical wooden objects form the Wooden Architecture Trail in Małopolska. There are picturesque churches, beautiful churches, slender bell towers, Old Polish mansions, wooden villas and open-air museums, belonging to the most valuable monuments of folk material culture. On the route EnoVelo, you can see the charming wooden buildings: Mokrzyska, Uście Solne, Szczurowa, Szczepanów, Zakliczyn. Churches and sacred objects: church "Na Burku" in Tarnów, church "Na Terlikówka", churches in the villages: Biesiadki, Jurków, Gosprzydowa, Żelichów.

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