To this day, Żarki, a town located in the Polish Jura, has retained an old charm of small towns. Żarki was granted town privileges at the turn of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Its urban layout with a centrally located, trapezoid marketplace and streets running out of its corners come from that time. An unusual element of the landscape of Żarki is stone barns standing in the eastern part of the town.
The church of Saints Simon and Jude Thaddeus in Żarki
was built in the early sixteenth century. In the early years
of the eighteenth, it burned down, but was rebuilt (in a
slightly amended form) thanks to the efforts of the
Męciński family, the then owners. The church was again
rebuilt in the years 1846-1847. Today, it is an Eclectic
building with a tower covered with a Baroque dome.
Inside, there is a Baroque high altar with the image of the
Żarki, a small town situated in the district of Myszków, is
the seat of an urban-rural commune. The today's church
of Saint Barbara is a building, which replaced a wooden
chapel, standing here at least since the end of the
sixteenth century. The walls of the church were built of
broken limestone probably in the late seventeenth
century. They are plastered today. Originally, it was an
infirmary church. Inside, there are eighteenth-century
furnishings with three altars.
The Jurassic Questa is a rock threshold, which stretches from the south to the north of the Kraków-Czestochowa Upland, from the vicinity of Klucze near Olkusz to Częstochowa. The most impressive part of the threshold lies between the villages of Żarki and Jaworznik. The picturesque voivodeship road No. 792 runs through the area. It is worth stopping on the hill of Laskowiec, which rises to 390 meters above sea level and almost 80 meters above the Warta valley. You can admire the beautiful panorama, and it is worthwhile to visit the ruins of the church of Saint Stanislaus.
Żarki is a small town in the district Myszków. It is the seat of
the urban-rural commune. Żarki is an old, medieval town,
which, according to the known written sources, received
town privileges before the year 1382. In 1406, Żarki was
again granted privileges by King Ladislaus Jagiello. In the
seventeenth century, due to a plague, the town changed its
location. On the site of a once existing wooden chapel, there
are stone ruins of the eighteenth-century church of Saint
Stanislaus, which are preserved and open to the public.
In the nineteenth century Żarki, a small town in the
Kraków-Częstochowa Upland was largely inhabited by
Jews. The new synagogue, standing at the current
Moniuszki Street, has been preserved to this day. It was
erected in the Moorish-Romanesque style in the second
half of the nineteenth. During the Second World War, it
was devastated, but not destroyed. Today, it houses a
Hotel Villa Verde Restaurant is located in the heart of Cracow-Czestochowa Upland, near Zawiercie. It is surrounded by f...
Hotel Villa Verde Restaurant is located in the heart of Cracow-Czestochowa Upland, near Zawiercie. It is surrounded by forest and not far from two national roads: Katowice-Warszawa and Cracow- Zawiercie and airports in Katowice-Pyrzowice (27 km) and Cracow-Balice (75 km).