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The Regional Library in Čadca is one of the most important cultural institutes in the entire region. Its activities are based on the activities of the former municipal library in Čadca, which was established by the decision of the municipal council on June 10, 1924.


The Chapel of the Virgin Mary (behind the local part of Dedová) was built by local settlers in 1948. The chapel stands in the wild, surrounded by a meadow and a forest. It is one of the most visited chapels in the village of Oščadnica. You can find it in the area between Dedovka and Vyšný koniec.

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Blažkov Stone Bridge is the largest all-stone bridge in Slovakia built in 1835 by Italian builders.

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At the occasion of the Feast of St. John the Baptist, the patron of our church, a village fair is held in our village every year in June.

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The church built in the baroque-classical style from 1971 is a dominant feature of the village. The painting of St. John the Baptist placed above the main altar dominates the Church which is consecrated to St. John the Baptist.

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As recorded in the parish chronicle, an initiative to build a chapel near Rulcov was presented as early as in 1947. Over the course of four years, it was slowly acquiring its form until its final completion and consecration to the Veneration of the Divine Heart.

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The Chapel of the Divine Savior located in the settlement U Holešov was built in 1925 by local settlers. The chapel stands isolated in the wild, on a gentle slope under the forest.

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The Chapel can be found in the stellement of U Cabukov in the Municipality of Zákopčie in the highlands above the Rulcov valley. It was designed by a professional wood carver Stanislav Maléř who intended to build a completely new chapel and thus faced a huge challenge.

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The Municipality of Zákopčie is located in the north-eastern part of the Javorníky mountain range giving a unique character to the location. The cadastre of the Municipality covers an area of 2,963 ha.

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More than two dozens of bunkers, hundreds of meters of connecting trenches, remains of observation and command posts have been preserved in the local forests, on pastures, meadows, and in the gardens of the local houses.

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The Belltower at the settlement of Greguši is one of the dominants of Makov. It was the only building that remained in the settlement after it had been burned by Nazi soldiers on 13th December 1944. The original wooden bell tower was built as early as 1850. It was replaced by a newer one in its present form only in 1997, when it was consecrated by the parish priest Pavol Mitaš.

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Goral Festival in Skalité is a very special event organized at the occasion of Midsummer night, the symbol of which was a bonfire lit in the early evening of St. John the Baptist, who has been the patron saint of the parish and the church since its foundation. This ancient custom became the inspiration of the festival of Goral culture. The signs of the Goral culture in Kysuce reflect Slovak-Polish relations and the very closeness of these two countries.

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The Chapel of the Ascension of St. cross in Kudlov was built on the site of an old wooden chapel built in 1911, upon the initiative of Juraj Krčmárik.

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The Parish Church of St. John the Baptist is the dominant feature of Skalité. It is already the third church in the village and the only one still standing today. The church was built in the late Baroque style.

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The Wall of History, a unique project aimed at saving the historical heritage and architecture of the Kysuce Region, is one of the most visited places in the village of Korňa. The Municipality of Korňa, in cooperation with the Kysuce Tourism Organization, joined their potential to meet the aim of saving the historical heritage and architecture of the Kysuce Region and to create attractive places for those coming to Kysuce.

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The bridge built in 1891 by the Company Wayss is the oldest reinforced concrete bridge in Central Europe. There is the statue of Ján Nepomucký (John of Nepomuk) on the bridge.

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Krásno nad Kysucou is a crossroads of cycling routes. The sculpture entitled "Wheels of Joy" epitomizes a proud cyclist with golden hair and the Bunkers from II. World War II Tobruk type (ringstand 58c) remind of the war history of the location. After 75 years, the bunker was equipped with a machine gun that contributed to the authenticity of the shelter.

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In terms of its length, it is the largest church in the Region of Kysuce. The interior hides a real artistic masterpiece and a rare monument from the Gothic period - a wooden sculpture, the statue of the Gothic Madonna and Child dating back to the end of the 15th century.

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The Calvary consists of 14 stops with unique metal sculptures designed by the sculptor and architect Stanislav Mikovčák.

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The first written mention of Vysoká dates back to 1615 when it was mentioned under its former name “Lupežov” in a witness statement regarding banditry. The colonisation of the area led to the creation of hill settlements and hamlets.

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It offers its visitors interesting exhibitions, the main attraction being a life-size replica of a female mammoth.

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Nature lovers visiting Kysuce are offered the heritage of our fathers in form of historical settlements combining beautiful nature and folk architecture. The settlements in Krásno are simply a feast for your eyes and a stroke for your soul.

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It is said that one needs to find time for a fairy tale. But, what if not? What would happen if you met a fairy tale just by chance when you sit down on a bench, and it suddenly starts telling you a fairy tale?

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The first analematic sundial in Kysuce was built in 2018 in the Municipality of Vysoká nad Kysucou. The sundial in placed at the small square in front of the municipal office and is surrounded by sculptures of space themes from the sculptural symposium "From Tinker to Astronaut".

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The Chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Help called "Olešňanský Klin", or "Chapel on Muřínkov vrch" was built in 1932 at the initiative of the spouses JUDr. Vladimír and Jasefka Nárožný.


"The world is open to you". With such words, a newborn baby male was welcomed. A grannie wrapped him in a blanket, put him on a shovel and pushed him out through the open window three times.

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The settlement of Greguše is located 5 kilometres above the village of Makov at an altitude of 960 m above sea level.

Kysucke muzeum

The Kysuce Museum in Čadca administers five expositions that offer a wide portfolio of cultural and historical aspects related to the Kysuce region. 

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Walking through the town of Čadca almost every day we have become familiar with the buildings standing around. However, did you know that ten of them are registered in the Central List of Cultural Monuments of Slovakia?


The Manor House in Radoľa is located near Kysucké Nové Mesto. This village is considered one of the oldest villages in our territory. The first written mention comes from the 13th century when papal legates collected church tithes on the territory of present-day Slovakia.


In the past, crafts were a vital source of living for the people of Kysuce. They were passed down from generation to generation. Individual products differed from each other in a certain way and it was not difficult to recognize the work of individual masters.

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Without exaggeration, it can be said that wood made up most of the common household items in the past. It is probably hard to imagine material culture or life of our ancestors in general.


Easter does not have a fixed date in the calendar. It is tied to the spring equinox. The starting day is Sunday, which is set as the first Sunday after the first full moon coming after the astronomical day of the vernal equinox (around March 20).


Our grandparents used to scare us with stories about evil creatures abducting bad people. Of course, in childhood we believed the stories and were afraid to stick our noses out from under the covers. Today, we can only laugh at the ghost stories that were a true scare for the people in the past.


The period of abundance and merriment lasting from Three Kings to Ash Wednesday is called Shrove Tuesday. The carnival period in Kysuce was associated with numerous weddings and occasional entertainment events.

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In their works, artists express the creativity of their own Soul...This gift was given to them by God to breathe life into ordinary things like paints and canvas. Kamila g. Art Gallery & Studio in Vysoká nad Kysucou is one of such unique places in the Žilina region.


Each of us has dreamed of what it would be like to be an outstanding person. To discover the unknown, to experience something that no one else can experience, to have no boundaries and to move on incessantly. With a view of inspiring people or taking a piece of Slovakia to the Moon.

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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.


People have always been interested in the Earth, where its borders are and what lies beyond them. Is there anything further? Such questions arise again and again, on everything in the space, on its creation and functioning.


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 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.


Numerous monuments of folk architecture, indescribable flora and fauna and omnipresent silence, this is what the Museum of the Kysuce Village in Vychylovka offers.


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


Šance - Valy formed a whole system of defensive objects connected by ramparts with ditches supposed to serve as defence of the Jablunkov pass against the Turkish threat. In the 17th century, they were used to defend Silesia against the incursions of Hungarian rebel troops during the anti-Habsburg uprisings.

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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.


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.

Dom Hunčíkovcov - kópia

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.

1. Čadca - Kostol sv. Bartolomeja - kópia

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.


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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.


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.

Skalité - pamatnik

World War I cost the village of Skalité 52 lives. The list of victims is given on the Monument built by the municipality from the citizens' donations.


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

Do kršle

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.

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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.