Cultural historical

The biggest wooden statue in Slovakia is situated in Stará Bystrica. It figures the sitting Virgin Mary - the patron of Slovakia. Several architects, carvers, technicians, builders, stonemasons from Slovakia and the Czech Republic participated in the process of its construction.

The wooden chapel in Staškov - Jelitov was built as early as 1888. In 1937 it was replaced by a brick chapel, which has been serving to the believers up to now.

The house and estate of Š. Hunčík is a unique example of combining knowledge and experience gained during experience with the local folk tradition.

The Parish Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, built in 1757 – 1759 in late Barocco style, is the most significant sacral building in Turzovka, it is registered in the list of national cultural monuments.

Built in 1734 on the place of a former wooden church, the baroque church of St. Bartholomew in the centre of Čadca is the oldest preserved church in upper Kysuce. The church is a national cultural monument.

The design of Calvary in Skalité was prepared by Jozef Fürst from Čadca, a bricklayer master, in June 1940. The Calvary was completed and the surrounding terrain was treated in August 1941.

The site where the manor-house is built, was purchased at the beginning of the 20th century by Prussian junker earl Ballestrem from the former owner Arnold Popper.

Calvary in Oščadnica was built by believers from Oščadnica as gratitude for the fact that all the inhabitants survived the World War II and that no tragedy hit the village in spite of fierce battles fought for a whole month in Veľká Rača in 1945.

After 1989 the Bishop’s Office in Nitra received many requests from believers asking for a chapel to be built on Živčáková.

The settlement of Greguše lies 5 kilometres above the village of Makov, 960 metres above sea level.

The commemorative room is situated in a library in the village of Čierne and it is open for the public. The room was opened in 2003. It displays various objects explaining the past of our ancestors.

The commemorative room of the writer Rudolf Jašík is situated in the Cultural House in Turzovka together with a writer’s relief.

On Friday morning on 20 April 1945 a patrol of around 80 soldiers from Vlasov's Russian Army of Liberation was passing through the settlement Semeteš, in the district of Vysoká nad Kysucou from Veľké Rovné to Turzovka.

The memorial, built in 1896 to commemorate the one thousandth anniversary of the Hungarians’ arrival in the Carpathian valley, stands in the town centre. Turul, a sacred bird, stood on the memorial as a symbol of old Magyars (Hungarians).

The memorial was built in 1975 and is situated in Makov, local part called “U Tabuli”. Josef Malejovský, an academic sculptor, is the author of the 4.7 metre high statue made of bronze and stone.

The memorial is on the site of a former parish, where the representatives of Slovak National Council (Ľ. Štúr, J. M. Hurban and military uprising commanders) met at the beginning of December 1848.

Only a bust of Ján Palárik and a commemorative table are placed in the centre of village Raková, on the place where the original childhood house of Ján Palárik used to stand. The commemorative room of Ján Palárik is situated in the cultural house in Raková.

The childhood house of Jozef Króner, a significant Slovak actor and Oscar winner, is situated near the railway station in Staškov. Jozef Kroner was born in “vochterne”, a small railway guard house, to a family of railwayman on 20 March 1924. He died on 12 March 1998 in Bratislava.

Šance – Valy (Bulwarks – Ramparts) was a system of defence sites connected by ramparts with moats to help protecting Jablunkovský Defile against the Turkish threat. In the 17th century they were used to protect Silesia from rebellious Hungarian army invasions during the anti-Habsburg revolt.

The monument zone Klokočov – the settlement of Do Kršle features objects of folk architecture of various cultural and historical value which were created during the gradual settlement of the foothill areas of Kysuce since the 16th century.

A large Jewish community arrived in Kysuce in the second half of the 18th century; however members of the community are sporadically mentioned also in later periods. Thirteen Jews were reported directly in Vysoká in 1790.