Butorowy Wierch

Butorowy Wierch

If you don't want to go back through Gubałówka, you don't want to go down one of the possible paths on foot, follow the black trail west to Butorowy Wierch (1160 m), which will take at most 30 minutes. At the top you can eat and drink in the cozy bar. Between the peak of Butorowy and the western end of Polana Szymoszkowa - in the vicinity of ul. Silesian Insurgents, another cable car is moving, this time in the form of a series of chairs.

From the lower station of the cable car to Butorowy Wierch, you reach Powstańców Śląskich Street at the height of the PKS Butorowy Wierch stop, which is already outside the city limits. Kościelisko begins further west. Going east towards Zakopane, you pass the vast Szymoszkowa Clearing on the left, where the most modern Podhale hotel, called Kasprowy, is moving, built in 1974 r. by the Yugoslavs in 15 months.

Church on Górka

Ul. Powstańców Śląskich, you will get to the place, from where you can see the market on the left; you should know, that on the right side of the mountain there is a church hidden among the trees, commonly known as the church on the hill. Narrow stairs lead to it, next to – information board. Hosts of the temple dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary of Perpetual Help, built in 1908 r., there are Jesuit fathers, who were among the first promoters of Catholicism in Zakopane. The outer façade is orange, pastel colors dominate inside. The church is small, brick, three-aisle, with a large side chapel. The central place of the main altar, made of dark oak wood, it is occupied by the image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help – a copy of a miraculous painting from the Roman Church of the Redemptorist Fathers, consecrated by Pope Leo XIII. During the war, during the displacement of the Jesuits, the painting was taken to Krakow, But 4 brand 1945 r. he returned to Zakopane with the monks. In the middle of the right nave there is a door leading to the large rectangular chapel of St.. Ignacy Loyola – founder of the order. On its walls there are medallions with images of Jesuits raised to the altars, among whom we can recognize St.. Andrzej Bobola, st. Stanislaus Kostka and Bl. Melchior Grodzicki. From the chapel there is a passage to the old monastery. The interior of the church is not so rich as in the newer places of faith – he is a bit shabby and probably that makes him friendlier. Among the highlanders and Zakopane citizens, the Na Górce church is known as the center of the abstinence movement. Opinion is circulating, that if someone wants to excuse himself from drinking vodka, it does not obscure either health, nor "old", only by an oath on the hill. It works one hundred percent. Just behind the temple, a four-story building was built for monks and guests.

Powstańców Śląskich Street offers wide possibilities of reaching ul. Nowotarska, ul. To Gubałówka, ul. Kaszlewski, ul. Smooth, ul. Side by side and to numerous unnamed or little known paths and shortcuts, leading north to Gubałówka.