In the village of Cisiec, near Węgierska Górka, we can
encounter interesting traditions of manufacturing
floral compositions made of tissue paper, as well as
unique, local customs of carol singing, unknown in
other parts of the country. One of the most interesting
places in the village is a museum founded by Jan Talik.
In the museum, we can see the exhibits relative to the
culture of the Żywiec region, and listen to the stories of
the host himself.
In the village of Cisiec, near Węgierska Górka, there is a
church of Saint Maximilian Kolbe. The shrine was built in
defiance of the communist authorities, which wanted to
prevent the erection of the church on this spot. The
church was built by the local people without the
permission of the authorities on November 5, and on the
night of 5 to 6 November 1972. Such a fast construction of
the parish church in Cisiec was most aptly named "the
miracle of one day"), and it illustrates the difficulties
posed by the communist authorities, in order to prevent
the construction of religious buildings.
The village of Cięcina, which lies at the bottom of the Silesian and Żywiec Beskids, boasts having a very interesting sacral monument. It is a sixteenth-century Church of Saint Catherine of Alexandria. It is one of the monuments on the Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia province and the local Papal Trail. The one-nave church with a tower has been rebuilt several times. It is one of the most precious monuments of the southern part of the Silesian voivodeship.
The Olza River is formed by combining several small mountain streams, flowing mostly on the western slopes of Gańczorka (909 m), Tyniok (891) and Koczy Castle (846). The symbolic source of the Olza is considered one of the outflows, located at Gańczorka. One of the biking trails marked in the vicinity of Istebna leads to this place, although the last part of the route is more suitable for a pedestrian crossing.
The wooden church of Saint Joseph in Istebna stands in a picturesque hamlet called Mlaskawka. It was moved here only just in 1997. Originally, it served residents in the hamlet of Trzycatek Jaworzynka, where it had been built in 1948 as a thanksgiving offering for the survival of the Second World War. The church is a traditional log cabin construction, with an interesting interior decorated with works by local artists.
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