The church of Saint Joseph in Raków, a district of
Częstochowa, was built in the years 1926-1928. It was
designed by Stefan Szyller and Wiesław Stefan
Kononowicz. In 2002, the church was raised to the
dignity of the Shrine of St Joseph. Noteworthy is an
eclectic body of the church, referring mainly to the
Baroque. Inside we find the image of the seventeenthcentury St Joseph, and in the side altar the baroque
painting of St. Barbara.
In the town of Raków, in the district of Częstochowa,
there is an archaeological reserve of the lusatian culture,
which is a branch of the Museum of Częstochowa. Visitors
can see a graveyard of the lusatian culture displayed in
the modern exhibition hall. The people of this culture
lived in the surrounding areas in the first millennium
There are archaeological artifacts - such as pottery, tools
and ornaments of bronze and iron, etc in the display
The Museum of Coins and Medals Commemorating John
Paul II in Częstochowa was established at the initiative of
Krzysztof Witkowski, chairman of President Electronics
Poland. The museum is a kind of a votive offering for the
recovery after a stroke. It is also an homage paid to John
Paul II. There are 11 000 exhibits in the collections including 2 000 coins.
In Częstochowa, at Krakowska Street, there is an eclectic
small palace, built in 1909. It is the former palace of Jean
Motte, co-owner of a French textile factory. The usual
practice of nineteenth-century entrepreneurs
was to erect their residences near the company, which was
from their own, but more frequently from borrowed funds.
Before the First World War, the Polish Kingdom, including
Częstochowa, actively participated in the development of
the Russian economy. In Częstochowa, they assigned pieces
of land for the houses of the French residing in Częstochowa.
"Matches in the box labeled with a black cat are probably known to every household in Poland. But few know where and how they are manufactured. You will the answers to these questions in the Museum of the Production of Matches in Częstochowa. It is situated in the oldest, operating Polish match factory, whose traditions date back to 1882. In the museum you can see the whole process of production, an exhibition of sculptures made from one match, and even a documentary film of 1913!"