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Sucha Beskidzka district

Favorite thing: The most important places in Sucha Beskidzka district are:

• Former Regular Canons of Lateran order church and priory complex (including three chapels) of the beginning of the 17th century in Sucha Beskidzka

• Renaissance castle of the 16th century in Sucha Beskidzka, known as "Little Wawel"

• "Rzym" (Rome) wooden inn of the 2nd half of the 18th century in Sucha Beskidzka

• St Peter and Paul's wooden church of 1789 in Lachowice. One of the most valuable examples of wooden architecture in the southern Poland

• St Simon and Juda's wooden church of 1760-1765 in Letownia

• Lord's Transformation parish church of 1828 in Makow Podhalanski. in the main altar a famous painting of the Virgin Mary, Families' Caretaker, crowned by the Pope John Paul 2nd in 1979

• Fortified manor of the 1st half of the 16th century in Wysoka, currently a seat of the "Lutnia" music foundation

• St Clemens's wooden church of 1888 in Zawoja Centrum

• Wooden inn of 1836 in Zawoja Centrum

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 7, 2007
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Banks and cahs points

Favorite thing: There are four banks and five ATMs in Sucha Beskidzka. Here are addresses:
1. Bank PKO S.A., Mickiewicza 41 Street (near the railway station)
2. Bank BPH, Mickiewicza 48 Street (close to the main bus station) - building of the quarter of the bank
3. Bank BPH, Mickiewicza street - near the main market square - ATM
4. BGZ S.A., Mickiewicza 109 (opposite the bus station)
5. Bank Spoldzielczy, Pilsudskiego 5 Street (close to the market squere)

BPH's ATM is also located close to the market squere in Mickiewicza Street.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 11, 2007
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Culture in Sucha - Sucha Beskidzka
Culture in Sucha

Favorite thing: The town cultivates its historical traditions. In the palace courtyard, which hosts both formal meetings and artistic performances, outdoor events are organized. At the beginning of each year The New Year's concerts are held which draw Polish opera stars. In May Dni Ziemi Suskiej, designed to celebrate the town's history, culture and tradition, take place. In July international folk groups perform at the palace during the Suskie Spotkania z Folklorem, visited by popular Polish artists a well. Traditionally, September abounds in classical music concerts, in which the local Zespol Muzyki Dawnej im. Gaspare Castiglione participates. The group, which is the town's pride, performs music from the periods of Renaissance and Baroque. Sucha can also boast a dynamic brass band playing popular hits, the Jasien choir and the Ziemia Suska folk group.

In the Renaissance interior of the palace the Zamek Art Gallery and Local Information Centre were opened, the latter of which functions under the aegis of the town's community centre.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 11, 2007
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Famous people born in Sucha

Favorite thing: Many outstanding scientists, scholars and artists were born in Sucha. Among those were professor Walery Goetel, an eminent geologist and the vice-chancellor of the Kraków's University of Science and Technology, his younger brother and a man of letters Ferdynand Goetel, Billy Wilder, the excellent American film director, a famous Polish actor Andrzej Szczepkowski and the colonel Tadeusz Semik who is remembered for his heroic defence of Wegierska Gorka. Two distinguished women writers, Maria Konopnicka and Helena Bobinska, kept visiting Sucha for recreation as well as to write their books here.

I am the last and the most important who comes from Sucha Beskidzka but not famous, yet.:-)

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 11, 2007
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Amber Trial - Sucha Beskidzka
Amber Trial

Favorite thing: The Amber Trial - Nature, Tradition and People is a joint Polish - Slovak - Hungarian ecoutourism initiative, wich is being implemented among a culturally and ecologically valuable route curently stretching from Budapest through Banska Szczawnica to Krakow. Sucha Beskidzka is also an important place in the route. This heritage route, which is made up of an international bicycle trail and local theme loop trails, highlights the unique qualities of sites among the Amber Trail, as expressed through the natiral environment, traditions, local dishes, art and handicrafts, local festivites and annual fairs.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 9, 2007
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Sucha in old pic - Sucha Beskidzka

Sucha in old pic

A short history of Sucha Beskidzka

Favorite thing: The oldest iformation about Sucha comes from 1405 when prince Jan II of Oswiecim established a settlement there, which was called Sucha. The first know family to hold title to Sucha's lands was the Slupski family. In 1554 Gaspare Castiglione, an Italian from Florence, bought Sucha from Stanislaw Slupski Szreniawita and married his daughter Jadwiga. In 1564 he was knighted under the name of Kaspar Suski with the coat-of-arms " Saszor'. During his time a defensive manor house made of wood and stone was built at the foot of Mt. Jasien. It was the base of later Renaissance castle.

At the beginning of the 16th and 17th centuries Sucha together with neighboring settlements was bought by the Komorowski family, who owned the area of Zywiec. After the death of the head of the family, Krzysztof Komorowski, the latifundium he had created was divided into three independent counties in 1608. One of them ed to function as a feudal state. Piotr Komorowski became its lord. During the years of his administration from 1608 to 1640, sucha was intensively developed. In addition to a glass works and water mill. A brewery and hops drying shed, iron and distillery were built.

At this time Sucha's manor house was transformed into a magnificent residence. Konstancja Krystyna was the last member of the Komorowski family. She married the Great chancellor of the crown, Jan Wielkopolski in 1665. Since then, Sucha has remained in the hands of this family. In the years 1693-1726 Anna Konstancja of the Lubomirski family, who was the daughter of the Wojewoda, was mistress of the castle in Sucha . She was widowed twice, and from 1697 on administrator. The years of her administration are remembered as those of a "strong hand".
In the eighteenth century, under the aministration of the Wielkopolski family Sucha changed from an agricultural settlement centered around the castle to a market town.


Fondest memory: In the years 1769-1771 Sucha and its suroundings became the theater of war between the Confederates of Bar on one side, and Russian soldiers on the other. The Branicki family of the Korczak crest bought the Sucha estates from the Wielkopolski family after 1843.

The 1840's were for Sucha, the most difficult period in history. First there was a series of destructive floods causing crop failure in 1844 - 45. Then came years of famine. A cholera epidemic broke out. Two numbers show the scale of the tragedy. Of the 3,168 people living in Sucha in 1843, and 1,496 lost their lives during the famine and plague.

In the last quarter of 19ct. there was an economic revival. Sucha's brawery was developed then. The Zywiec-Sucha-Nowy Sacz railway line was opened in 1884, and a year later the Krakow- Sucha line. The town became an important juniction. In 1886 a sawmill and a fire brigade were founded. The highlight of this period was the granting of a town charter. The town's crest comes from the crest of the Wielopolski, Starykon. In 1922 the Sucha estates were transferred to the Tarnowski family as a dowry. The last owner of the castle was Count Juliusz Tarnowski (died 1989), the son of Anna Tarnowska nee' Branicka.

On the third of September 1939, Nazi soldiers marched into Sucha from Zywiec. The town was incorporated into the Reich and the castle served as a barracks for the army of occupation. Five hundred Jewish residents of Sucha were killed by the Nazis. Jews were also restricted to a ghetto set up near the brewery, from which they were moved to Auschwitz.

Since the end of the war Sucha has been changing its looks enormously. Sucha's administrative unit (powiat) was established in 1956. In 1964 the town was officially renamed Sucha Beskidzka. Sucha lost its administrative role in 1975 during the country-wide government reorganization. It became part of the Bielsko province although it had earlier belonged to the Krakow province.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 3, 2006
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Map of the town

Favorite thing: You may have a look at a map of Suche Beskidzka and search streets or monuments here or just a map of the town centre here.

Most interesting places, institutions, schools, stations are located close to the main street of the town - Mickiewicza.

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 3, 2006
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Town crest - Sucha Beskidzka

Town crest

Town crest

Favorite thing: Sucha's crest is `Starykon` what means `Oldhorse` (written together). The white horse stands in a red field, stepping to the right on a grass. The horse has a black band around its waist. The colour of the town is white, red and green.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 15, 2006
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