An autumn afternoon can be spent taking a short walk to visit the old church (1847) and its historic cemetery located in ul. Kościeliska. There are many interesting tombstones, often decorated by local folk artists, including the very popular Podhale image of the Sorrowful Christ. Cemetary is especially worth to visit on All Saints' Day and a few days later, when the graves are beautifully decorated (on the picture above). It is also worth walking through the nearby open-air local market, located at the foot of Gubałówka. The first part, which I call Oscypek Alley, consists of a few dozen stalls which sell local cheeses, mainly the smoked sheep’s cheese known in Polish as oscypki. Further on, you can buy wooden souvenirs and a large selection of sheepskin products.
An autumn evening in Zakopane is best spent in one of the regional highland inns, of which there are several in the centre of Zakopane. Choose one in which a live highland band is playing. As far as food is concerned, I recommend our regional appetizers, either oscypek, smoked sheep’s cheese served with hot cranberries or moskol, a potato cake served with garlic butter. When it comes to drinks, the most popular on cool autumn evenings are either the mulled wine or the Highland tea (black tea with pure vodka or other spirits).
Barbara / discoverZakopane.com