sábado, 18 de abril de 2009


Nice postcard with a view of Częstochowa city.

"Częstochowa is a city in south Poland on the Warta River with 248,894 inhabitants (2004). It has been situated in the Silesian Voivodeship (administrative division) since 1999, and was previously the capital of Częstochowa Voivodeship (1975-1998). However, Czestochowa historically is part of Lesser Poland, not of Silesia and before 1795, it had belonged to the Kraków Voivodeship.
The town is known for the famous Pauline monasteryof Jasna Góra that is the home of the Black Madonna painting, a shrine to the Virgin Mary. Every year, millions of pilgrims from all over the world come to Częstochowa to see it. There is also a Lusatian culture excavation site and museum in the city and ruins of a medieval castle in Olsztyn, approximately 15 kilometres from the city centre."

Source: Wikipedia

Thank you, Kazimierz! Dziękuję!