Złatna, a highland village tucked amid the hills of the Żywiec Beskid, attracts tourists primarily with its landscape values. There are, however, some interesting monuments from the past, including, among others, ruins of a glassworks. Traces of a chamber furnace and the main building of the glassworks can be found in the hamlet of Złatna Huta. White and green glass was produced during most of the nineteenth century, when the owners of these lands were first the Wielopolskis and later the Habsburgs.
In the vicinity of Jeleśnia and Korbielów, close to the roads running to the border, there are defensive fortifications dating back to just before the Second World War. In contrast to the popular and frequently visited sites in Węgierska Górka, the local fortifications are much less well known and visited mostly by fans of militaries. There are several sites located in the vicinity Krzyżowa, situated on the road from Żywiec to Korbielów.
At the entrance to the conspicuous wooden building in the center of Jeleśnia on can read the following words:
Hey, folks, are you crazy?
Hey, folks, are you fools?
There is a inn on the road,
And you are going home?
"The Old Inn" in Jeleśnia is one of many such places once standing in the villages of the Beskids. The origins of the inn, which now, as in the past, serves its purpose date, in general, to the sixteenth, seventeenth or eighteenth centuries. It is one of the monuments located on the Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia province.
The Baroque church of Saint Adalbert in Jeleśnia is a three nave building with some features of pseudo basilica (with the nave taller, than the aisles). The church has some interesting architectural elements inspired by the Slovakian culture. These include the dome, similar to those we can see in several churches of our southern neighbor. Karol Wojtyła visited the Jeleśnia parish several times - including the canonical visitation in the spring of 1978 - six months before he was elected pope.
The Regional Chamber of Creative Work at the Communal Cultural Center in Jeleśnia was established in 1973. It is located in the center of the village, in an old wooden hut, which is the former house of a local organiSt The chamber collects works of folk artists. It also organizes numerous classes for children and folklore events.