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Częstochowa

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Częstochowa [7] is in Poland. It's part of Silesian Voivodeship. It's one of the most important cities of Jura Mountains.

Understand[edit]

Jasna Gora - shrine

Częstochowa, and the monastery of Jasna Góra is holy place for Polish and foreign Roman Catholics.

Get in[edit]

Katowice airport's located about 1 h from Częstochowa, Łódź Airport's located about 2 h from the city. Bus companies as Sindbad, Interbus, Agat and Eurores offer direct connections between many cities in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Spain, Netherlands, Ireland, Luxembourg, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Italy. There're direct buses from Croatian cities of Sesvete, Zagreb, Karlovac, Zadar, Sibenik, Trogir and Split operated by GlobTourist, Retman and Eurobus. Carrier FlixBus offers direct connections to Budapest, Gyor and Bratislava.

See[edit][add listing]

Many people visiting Czętochowa come to see Clear Mountain sanctuary (Jasna Góra). Main pilgrim holidays' re celebrated 3rd of May and 15th August. City center offers promenade, museum of one of the most famous Polish contemporary poet- Halina Poświatowska, philharmonic, Brass and Hantke palaces, railway museum,planetary, matches museum (muzeum zapałek), Orthodox church (cerkiew), mining museum, Konduktorowania contemporary art gallery, Staszic park, Lutheran church and more. Other interesting places to see're Sacral Miniatures Park (Park Miniatur Sakralnych) , Laski Aniołowskie forest, Birch Alley (Aleja Brzozowa), Osson Mountain (Góra Ossona), Saint Roch cemetery (there're Ist world war graves of German, Russian, Polish, Austrian and Hungarian origin soldiers)

Churches[edit]

Częstochowa's the most famous Polish religious, so there're many churches, the most interesting ones are:

Old ones[edit]

  • Holy Family Cathedral.Ogrodowa street. Neogothic church with an interesting interior and stain glasses.
  • Saint Jacob's church. Plac Biegańskiego.Church made from old Orthodox church. There's a beautiful, modernist-style interior.
  • Saint Sigismund church.Plac Daszyńskiego. The oldest city church
  • The Most Holy Name of Mary church.Aleja Najświętszej Maryi Panny Neogothic church with beautiful interior, totally must see!
  • Saint Anthony church.Stroma street. Modernist church with beautiful stain glasses
  • Saint Joseph sanctuaryOkrzei street. Beautiful church in district of Raków
  • Holy Cross Elevation church.Sikorskiego 85. Church with an interesting, neogothic interior
  • Providence church.Warszawska street 288. Modernist church with beautiful stain glasses

Contemporary ones[edit]

  • Saint Brother Albert church. Narcyzowa street. Interesting church with interesting interior (mostly stain glasses).
  • Saint Melchior Grodziecki church .Ossowskiego street. Contemporary church with beautiful interior
  • Holy Body and Blood church.Aleja Jana Pawła II 82. Church has an interesting building shape. There're beautiful stain glasses inside.
  • Saint Jadwiga the Queen church.Zajączka street. Church with beautiful presbytery decorations and stain glasses.
  • Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe church.Starzyńskiego street. Church with an interesting interior.
  • Saint Adalbert church.Brzeźnicka street. Contemporary church with a very unique building and interior

Do[edit][add listing]

Jewish cementery, Gora Zborow, Mirow - places close or in Czestochowa. There're open air swimming pools in Lisiniec district.

Visit Jura Krakowsko-Czestochowska, places like Olsztyn, Gory Gorzkowskie, Mirow, Bobolice, Ogrodzieniec, Pieskowa Skala.

As Częstochowa's a religious place, it's worth to participate in any holy mass. Most of them are in Polish.

There're places to swim and relax in Lisiniec. There're open air swimming pools on Dekabrystów street.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Galeria Jurajska, Aleja Wojska Polskiego 207, [1].  edit


Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Trattoria La Vita Da Re, al. Najświętszej Maryi Panny 35/17, [2]. italian restaurant  edit
  • Restauracja Topollino, Al. N.M.P. 67 42-200 Czestochowa, [3]. italian restaurant  edit
  • Pizzeria Viola, ul. Boleslawa Limanowskiego 84 42-200 Czestochowa, [4]. italian restaurant  edit
  • Polonia, Piłsudskiego 9.  edit Restaurant still working since 1860, in the past popular among interwar period elites

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Klub Don Kichot, al. NMP 64, 34 368 24 52, [5]. 22-5. latino + dance music  edit
  • Dance Club RETRO, Gajcego 2, [6]. disco club Friday 18+ Saturday 21+  edit


Sleep[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

  • Ibis Częstochowa, Jaskrowska 22.  edit Hotel not far from city center, restaurant
  • hotel Sonex, Krakowska 45.  edit Hotel in the city center, located about 3 km from central bus and coach station, bar and restaurant
  • hotel Haga, Katedralna 9.  edit Hotel in the city center, very close to central bus and coach station, free WiFi, restaurant, bar
  • hotel Sekwana, Wieluńska 24.  edit Hotel in the city center, very close to Jasna Góra sanctuary, restaurant, free WiFi, garden, bar
  • Grono Apartamenty, Wieluńska 23.  edit Apartments in the city center, close to Jasna Góra sanctuary, terrace, free WiFi, restaurant
  • Polo, Katedralna 18.  edit Guest rooms in the city center, free WiFi, close to central bus and railway stations
  • Stacja Centrum, Garibaldiego 30.  edit Hostel in the city center, close to central bus and coach station, free WiFi
  • Żwirki, Żwirki i Wigury 3.  edit Apartment building in the city center, 2 km from central bus and coach station and only 1 km from Jasna Góra Sanctuary, free WiFi, terrace
  • 42-200 hostel, Aleja NMP 43.  edit Hostel in city center located only 1 km from central bus and coach station, free WiFi
  • U Janiny, Płocka 10.  edit Guestrooms about 2 km from city centerand only 1 km from Jasna Góra Monastery, shared bathrooms, WiFi, terrace

Mid-Range[edit]

  • hotel Wenecki, Joselewicza 12.  edit Hotel in the city center, summer terrace, bar, free car park, not far from central railway station
  • Złote Arkady, Boya Żeleńskiego 12.  edit Hotel located in the city center, not far from central railway station, garden, free WiFi, rooms with balconies, restaurant
  • Apartamenty Centrum Częstochowa Stara Kamienica, Dąbrowskiego 10.  edit Apartments in the city center, free WiFi, close to central bus and coach station
  • Apartamenty Częstochowa, Piłsudskiego 13/15.  edit Apartments in city center, close to central railway station, free WiFi, not far from Jasna Góra sanctuary
  • Apartments City38, Aleja NMP 38 A.  edit Apartments close to Jasna Góra Monsatery, WiFi
  • Magnolia, Św.Piotra 1.  edit Guest rooms close to Jasna Góra monastery, WiFi, terrace
  • Willa Ania, Grunwaldzka 6.  edit Villa not far from Jasna Góra, barbecue facilities, terrace, WiFi
  • U Eli, Płocka 10 A.  edit Guest rooms located 2 km from city center, garden, barbecue facilities

Splurge[edit]

  • Mercure Częstochowa Centrum, Ks.J.Popiełuszki 2.  edit Luxury hotel in city center, not far from Jasna Góra sanctuary, there're two restaurants, gym
  • hotel Scout, Drogowców 12.  edit Hotel located near DK1 way, squash and tennis courts, climbing wall, gym, sauna, bowling, bar
  • Browar Częstochovia hotel & SPA, Korczaka 14.  edit An object with restaurant, free WiFi, spa, summer terrace, bar, sauna
  • hotel Arche, Oleńki 20.  edit Hotel located 2 km from central bus and coach station, bar, restaurant, close proximity to Jasna Góra sanctuary

Campings[edit]

  • Camping Oleńka, Oleńki 22.  edit Camping with ten and campers places

During high pilgrimage season (3rd of May and 15th of August) there's very hard to find an accommodation. If you're travelling to Częstochowa this time you can find an accommodation in nearby places as Kłobuck, Złoty Potok, Żarki, Żarki-Letnisko, Czatachowa, Ostrowy nad Okszą, Lubliniec or Działoszyn.

Contact[edit]

  • Xtreme Internet Caffe, Al. NMP 65A, +48 34 3683689 (). 7:30AM-10PM. Over 55 modern PCs, all with high speed (4MB) broadband internet access. Also has B&W/colour printing, WebCam, CD/DVD burning, USB connect, Scanning, Skype and Faxing. 3 PLN per hour.  edit

Cope[edit]

English speakers are easy to find near Jasna Góra - many nuns and priests on the grounds are multilingual. The town is another matter.

Some advice from a native local. Please be warned that in the area around Jasna Góra you can be approached by some shady individuals that will want to trick you into buying something. Don't be fooled -- your money will definitely not go towards costs of Jasna Góra renovation or charitable cause it will be probably spent on cheap booze.

Get out[edit]

  • Head east in the direction of Jedrzejow to visit two architectural gems of in the neoclassical style. These are the Palace at Nakło, and the Palace at Szczekociny, both designed by the Enlightenment era economist, engineer and architect Jan Ferdynand Nax in the late 18th century. The Szcekociny Palace is not open to the public and seems to be in a state of limbo at present. But you can get onto the grounds to see it from the outside. The Palace at Nakło is open to the public for tours and lodging and has Polish-American hosts [8]. There are also several interesting manor houses in this area. And just beyond Szczekociny is the museum of Mikołaj Rej, a leading Polish writer of the 16th century, and considered to be to be one of the founders of Polish literary language. On the way, take in the ruins of the castle at Olsztyn, a huge medieval fortification about 16 kilometers from the Częstochowa city limits (but please don't confuse it with the city of the same name in the Northern Poland). There're also other religious sanctuaries and places near Częstochowa as Mstów,Gidle, Leśniów or Czatachowa. Częstochowa's a gateway to Jura Wieluńska, Bełchatów and Kleszczów Region. If you want to know more Polish history, visit Szczekociny, Lelow, Koniecpol or Włoszczowa.


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