Koniaków is famous for the crochet works made by local lace makers. One of the places where we can take a look at these masterpieces of folk art is the Kamieniarz-Kubaszczyk Museum. It was founded in 1984 as the Creative Chamber of Helena and Mieczysław Kamieniarz. The main part of the exhibition consists of the laces made by Helen Kamieniarz (1931-2007). In addition to the laces, we can also admire other works of the folk artists belonging to this family.
"Chata na Szańcach" in Koniaków is one of the most popular Regional Art Gallery. For a few years, it has been visited by more than two million people! You can see a variety of works by artists from the Beskid Triple-village: sculpture, painting, glass painting, graphic arts and carpentry, and, of course, Koniaków laces. The pride of the gallery is a 140-year-old lace cap, and probably the longest trembita in the world, which is 11 meters long.
The Museum of Lace is one of a few galleries in Koniaków presenting the intricate craft. The museum was established in 1962 to commemorate the most famous lacemaker - Maria Gwarek. In the museum we can see the exhibition presenting the art of lacemaking - from almost 150-year-old women's bonnets to contemporary handmade products, such as lingerie and tablecloths. Of particular note is an unfinished tablecloth, made at a special request of Queen Elizabeth II.
If someone is athirst for highlander culture, whose one of the most important elements is traditional pastoralism, should direct their steps to the Centrum Pasterskie (Sheephook Center) in Koniaków. It is located on the slopes of Mount Ochodzita, a vantage peak in the Silesian Beskid. The farm of Piotr Kohut offers a visit to this typical mountain hut, in which we can see the production of sheep cheese called oscypek and then taste it. We can also buy souvenirs in the local “highlander” shop.
The southern corners of the Silesian voivodeship with such villages as Istebna, Koniaków or Laliki are one of the most picturesque areas of Poland. It is also the region which for a long time has attracted lovers of wooden architecture and folk art. One of the pearls of these areas is a church in Laliki, which is situated in the hamlet of Pochodzita. The church belongs to the monuments lying on the Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia province.
Przy dźwiękach melodii góralskiej serwujemy potrawy regionalne:
- placki z blachy
- swojski chleb żytni
- prażuchy ze skwarkami
- "kubuś koniakowski"
ponadto serwujemy dania Kuchi Polskiej. Dania przygotowuje zespół doświadczonych kucharzy, a obsługa ubrana jest w tradycyjne stroje koniakowskie, co jest niewątpliwym atutem stwa...