Strumień is one of the smallest towns in
Silesia. However, it was granted city at the
turn of the fifteenth and since then, it has
always been a town. Despite many natural
disasters that have affected Strumień, the
town has preserved a historic urban layout
comprising the market square, streets
extending from its corners, a nice town hall,
and stylish, small townhouses. With the
nearby church of Saint Barbara, the town as a
whole has an urban-rural character.
The Church of Saint Barbara in Strumień is a typical late Baroque building erected at the end of the eighteenth century. Its founders were then owners of Cieszyn Silesia - Duke Albert Casmir and his wife, Maria Christina. A tower topped with a spherical helmet dominates over the church from outside, while inside, it is worth noting, among others, late baroque altars and a stained glass window with the figure of Mikołaj Brodecki, the founder of the town.
The church of St James the Apostle in Wisła Mała, which originally was dedicated to the Nativity of the Mother of God, is one of the wooden churches of the district of Pszczyna. The present church and the belfry tower, which was built later, are from the eighteenth century and were erected on the site of the previous building, dating from the fifteenth or sixteenth centuries. In the interwar period, the church was enlarged. It is located on the Wooden Architecture Trail of the Silesia province.
The church in Chybie was erected in the inter-war period,
It features an interesting architecture, with a fanciful
façade, designed by Henryk Szołdra. Its interior was
arranged by Jan Wałach, a known painter from Istebna.
The church is a Marian shrine. Since the 1950s, inside the
church, there has been a miraculous picture of the
Mother of God, which had been brought here from the
chapel in Gołysz, before it was pulled down because of
the construction of the Goczałkowice reservoir.