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.
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
In the small town of Żarki, located in the district of
Myszków, in the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland, there is a
unique group of dozens of historic barns. Built of
limestone, the buildings lie in the eastern part of the
town, close to the market popular across the region. They
were built in the late 30s of the last century, on the site of
the earlier wooden constructions, which had burned
down in fires. In one of the barns a regular event called
"Kupiecki Sąsiek”, which can be roughly translated as
“merchant fair” is held.
Żarki is a small town in the Polish Jura, where a large
Jewish community lived for centuries. The early followers
of the Jewish religion had come here as early as the
Middle Ages. They left behind them only a memory and
cemeteries. The best preserved graveyard is situated at
Polna Street. There are about 700 tombstones on the
cemetery. The oldest gravestones date from the first half
of the nineteenth century. They are decorated with
inscriptions and rarely seen, symbolic, imaginations.
Tourist Harbour in the northern part is Lesniow Jurassic-Czestochowa, in the picturesque town of Zarki. In view of the unique scenic qualities and tourist, the village was incorporated into the landscape park of the Eagles ' nests. Our location makes it an ideal base from which to explore and secrets of the Jury. The fascinating world of nature jurajskiej we can begin to explore in Gmina Żarki. There are numerous white limestone cliffs, contrasting with pine trees and green junipers.