is a city in south Poland
on the Warta River
with 255,500 inhabitants (2000). Situated in the Silesian Voivodship
(since 1999), previously capital of Czestochowa Voivodship
This town is known for the famous Paulite monastery that is the home of the Black Madonna painting, a shrine of the Virgin Mary. Each year, thousands of pilgrims come to Częstochowa to see it.
There are also another two historical sites:
- a Lusatian culture excavation site and museum
- ruins of a medieval castle