The first settlement was founded here by bishop Franciszek Kamiński on 26 July 1575 in the middle of the forest. In seventeenth century there was a Greek Catholic church built because most of the inhabitants were of Lemko origin. They were forced to raise the sheep because the soil here was very poor.
The Chapel of Our Lady near the promenade - sponsored by a lady very much in love with Żegiestów in 1933, designed by Z. Rasiński. Every year, on August 15 a solemn procession with torches were made to this chapel. Last time when such procession took place was on August 15th , 1939. After the war, this beautiful custom has disappeared. In the 90s of the twentieth century chapel has been restored.
Shrine of Our Lady Healing the Sick - located on the mountainside along the road to Muszyna, set on a huge boulder. Made on the initiative of Joseph Damsy in 1938. It is connected with the legend of miraculous healing which took place here. A woman with her sick child was going to Żegistów to ask for help. She was so tired that she fell asleep while on her way on a mountain trail (there was no way to Muszyna during these days). When she woke up - she saw her child miraculously cured. That event made this place famous and people devoted to Our Lady built a chapel here .
St Hubertus’ Chapel ("uphill") - located in the woods above the Żegiestów- Village, on the blue route to Pusta Wielka peak. Before the war Lemko settlement consisting of 16 families existed there. Today, only remnants of the foundations and fruit trees are visible. In 1985 the group of hunters from Krynica took care of the ruined chapel. It is a place of annual celebrations of the anniversary of the Constitution of May 3 - residents, hunters and patients of Żegiestów gather here to participate in the solemn Mass on that day.
Troubled Jesus in Żegiestów – nothing is known about it’s origin - it may have been carved by anonymous person who felt such need. The statue is made of pine peduncle and the chapel is located next to the path leading to the church of St Kinga.
Chapel of Our Lady of La Salette - built in the 80's of the twentieth century. Originally it contained a figure of Troubled Jesus After the theft of that statue it was replaced with the statue of Our Lady of La Salette. The chapel is located near the road leading to the church next to the Orlątko villa.
Stone beach - in the proximity of Viktor spa, stretching along the banks of the Poprad is a stone beach. It is part of the railway retaining wall. Previously bathing here in the stream of the river was considered to be beneficial. It is also one of the most famous places exposed on Żegiestów postcards during the interwar period. Over time, the beach has been substantially damaged by the natural action of the river. Thanks to the efforts of the Friends of Żegiestów Society, the area of the beach is in constant restoration since 2008, thanks to a special Fund of “Kropla Beskidu”. The sand was removed and wooden stairs were made as well as a descending path leading from the resort. It's a great place to bath in water and sunshine, and walk along the river.
Wanda's Stone - in the beech forest on the road, near the exit of the railway tunnel, there is a distinctive, protruding rock in the shape of a tall pillar. At its feet the Wanda’s stone is situated. The name of stone was taken from the inscription placed on it, "I love Wanda." The history of it’s origin goes back before the war - when known talent and extraordinary beauty actress Wanda Siemaszko came to Żegiestów for cure. It is no wonder that she had a great group of admirers. One of them, a young sculptor pursued her everywhere He came also to Żegiestów longing to draw actress’s attention to his own person. Wanda was not interested in unknown artist. Greatly disappointed sculptor located a large stone at the foot of a natural pillar. To express his feelings he carved inscription "I love Wanda." Legend has it that after that the sculptor committed suicide. Unfortunately, we do not know his name, but probably he did not expect that, after long years his work will enter the history of Żegiestów.
Żegiestów – Pusta Wielka (1061 m.) length 7.2 km, the difference in altitude 611 m. Walking time 2h30m there and 2h back. It starts at the railway station in Żegiestów and then leads on an asphalt road leading towards Muszyna. Then it turns right into the pedestrian track leading to a Żegiestów-Zdrój. It passes the buildings and climbs the slopes of Stawiska (759 m). Reaches the top of “Trzy Kopce”, and then comes to the clearings of Palenica’s hamlet. From here sharp approach leads through the forest. Reaching the slopes of Pusta Wielka the blue trail joins the yellow trail.
Żegiestów - Pusta Wielka (1061 m) - length of 7.5 km., The difference in altitude 631 m. Walking time 3h10m 2h40m there and back. Beginning at the bus stop in Żegiestów Village. It leads north along the yellow trail. In the centre of the village it passes the church, then turns left. Then the trail leads to Bukovina’s glade. There, the trail bends gently to the left passing the Zubrzyk hill (860 m). Then turns right passing the next summit - Barnów (857 m). Finally by a steeply path it reaches the border of Wierchomla Reserve. Walking to Pusta Wielka (1060 m) on a sunny day you may be sure to enjoy the wonderful panorama of the Tatra Mountains and the Beskid Sadecki.
Downhill – Pusta Wielka- Żegiestów village (the school).
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