Ethnographic Museum

Carpathian Mountains

This branch of the city’s regional museum has Europe’s only permanent collection relating to Roma culture. In the backyard there's an open-air exhibition of original Roma horse carriages, and visitors to the museum can, on request, take part in a traditional fire ring with dancing. Exploring plenty of other regional cultures, the museum is housed in an 18th-century manor, featuring a double-floored granary and exterior walls with floral motifs from Zalipie.

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2. Tarnów Regional Museum

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3. Tarnów Cathedral

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5. Church of Our Lady

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6. Former Synagogue

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8. Jewish Cemetery


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