Jewish Memorial

The Kraków−Częstochowa Upland

A small landmark near the Stary Rynek marks the deportation zone, the Umschlagplatz, from where tens of thousands of Jews were transported to their deaths at Treblinka in 1942. The memorial includes a copy of a hauntingly precise train timetable showing trains departing Częstochowa at 12.29pm and arriving at Treblinka at 5.25am the next morning.

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1. Częstochowa Museum

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In the neoclassical town hall on al NMP, this museum contains paintings of Polish artists as well as extensive documentation detailing the history of…

2. Museum of Iron Ore Mining

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This early-20th-century park pavilion is part of the Częstochowa Museum and holds a permanent exhibition on iron-ore mining. Visitors descend underground…

3. Treasury


The 17th-century treasury contains votive offerings dating to the 15th century. Since the 17th century, records have been kept of gifts given to the…

5. Chapel of Our Lady

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The oldest part of the Paulite Monastery of Jasna Góra contains the revered Black Madonna. The picture is unveiled to soaring music and prayer at 6am and…

6. Paulite Monastery of Jasna Góra

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Poland’s spiritual capital began with the arrival of the Paulite order from Hungary in 1382, who named the 293m hill in the western part of the city …

7. Bell Tower

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At 106m, this is the tallest historic church tower in Poland and offers views over the monastery complex and the expanse of al NMP. With many fallen…

8. Arsenal

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The arsenal contains various military mementos, including spoils of battle, offerings from soldiers and an impressive collection of Turkish weapons from…