The historic chapel and the wooden bell tower in Czernichów is one of the characteristic, sacral monuments of the Beskid landscape. The chapel dates from the eighteenth century. It is made of brick and covered with a roof of shingles. The wooden belfry is a post and beam construction, whose sloping walls are covered with wooden boards. The tower is protected with a shingled roof with a lantern, in which you can see a bell with an interesting history. From the side of the road, over the door, there is some space created for the chapel with a statue of the Virgin Mary.
In the village of Łodygowice near Żywiec there is a seventeenth-century church. It is located on the Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia province. Originally, it was a chapel, which was enlarged in later centuries. The church was built in a log wall construction, with a shingle roof made of larch wood. The shrine has arcades, which in the past served as shelter for the pilgrims visiting it. It is one of the largest wooden churches in the Polish Beskids.
Józef Hulka, born 1926, is one of the most original and
versatile Polish folk artists. He is painter, sculptor, builder of
Christmas cribs and masks. He writes verse and prose. His
works are in numerous national and international
collections. The artist was honored with prestigious awards,
including the prize named after Oskar Kolberg. His works
can be seen in the museum, which is located in his home
village of Łękawica.
The palace in Łodygowice, sometimes also called a castle,
is a nicely located monument, which is dated from the
seventeenth century. The residence owes its present
appearance to a nineteenth-century rebuilding. It
deprived the palace of defensive qualities. There are,
however, a number of the traces which remind us of its
earlier function. In the palace park, on the small river
Żylica, we will see remains of the earthen ramparts and a
moat. Currently, the building houses several Institutions
The church of St Mark in Żywiec is a little bit less known monument of the city. This building was erected in the second half
of the nineteenth century on the site of an earlier wooden
church. The most interesting and historic items of the
equipment of that older church were transferred to the National
Museum in Kraków. Inside the church of St Mark we can see a seventeenth-century sculpture, instead.Aside from the church, while visiting this part of this city, it is worth an old cemetery with a neo-Gothic chapel and tombstones of distinguished inhabitants.
KARCZMA ŻYWIECKA zlokalizowana jest w samym centrum miasta. To miejsce niezwykłe, o szczególnej atmosferze. Zadowoli smakoszy o wyrafinowanych gustach kulinarnych oraz wielbicieli tradycyjnego góralskiego klimatu.