The Kubalonka Pass is situated at the height of 758 m above sea level in the Silesian Beskid mountain range. It is known for the church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. It is one of the monuments located on the Wooden Architecture Trail. The church was moved here from Przyszowice near Gliwice in the 50s of the twentieth century and for a time served as a museum. The Kubalonka Pass is also the starting point for hiking trails leading towards the massifs of Mount Barania Góra.
Stecówka is a hamlet situated on the mountain top, which belongs to the village of Istebna, in the vicinity of the Barania Góra range in the Silesian Beskids. The place is frequently visited - mainly because of the location of the hiking routes, leading towards the Barania Góra massif. On Stecówka, there is a church is Our Lady of Fatima, which lies on the Wooden Architecture Trail. The hikers can stay here in a mountain hostel.
The Chapel of Our Lady Queen of the Polish Crown located on Bucznik in Istebna was built in 1922. Its founder was Ludwik Konarzewski Senior - a sculptor and painter, the first of the family of artists, who have been associated with Istebna for a hundred years. The chapel was built as a votive offering for the safe return from exile to Siberia. The building was erected as a log cabin construction, covered with shingles. Inside the chapel, there are works of the artist, including a wooden altar with an image of the Virgin Mary.
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.
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.
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