The date carved above the entrance to the wooden church of the Corpus Christi church in Guty makes it clear that this gem of folk architecture has been here since 1563! Historians, however, do not rule out that it is even older.
It is carved from giant trunks of deciduous trees that grew on the banks of the River Olše (Olza) as far back as during the Great Moravian Empire. The building material is unique as most wooden churches are built from logs of conifers, namely fir trees. The bell, which still rings in Guty, dates from the 16th century. When someone once stole the bell, it created such a wave of indignation, that the thief left the bell by the side of the road where the local people found it and consequently hung it back in the church tower.
The church is a rarity even in terms of architecture. Although it has been rebuilt several times, it has kept its Gothic-Renaissance character. The interior is decorated with works by artists from the 17th and 18th centuries and around the buildings there is a covered walkway to protect the faithful from the rain.