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.
The cave is located in the north-western branch of Pustelnica mountain in the Sokole range and comprises a vast system together with the Wszystkich Świętych cave. It was first described as early as at the beginning of the nineteenth century by geologist Jerzy Bogumił Pusch.