Czestochowa is known in Poland and all over the world thanks to the Jasna Gora with the image of the Black Madonna. Jasna Gora Monastery is a place of Marian devotion and the destination of pilgrimages from the most remote corners of the country.
The city is an important academic center of the country. Among state universities we should mention: Czestochowa University of Technology, and Jan Długosz University in Częstochowa. Public schools are represented by: Polonia University in Częstochowa, College of Foreign Languages, the School of Graduate Studies in Hospitality Management and Tourism and College of Management in Czestochowa.
Czestochowa offers visitors many interesting architectural monuments. Tourists visiting the city should see: well-preserved buildings in the historic center, the Old Town Square and Town Hall, the Museum of Matches production, the Museum of Iron Ore Mining, Hantki Mansion, Warsaw-Vienna Railway Museum, Halina Poświatowska Museum, Wladyslaw Biegański House, Daszyński Square, Gold Mountain, Franke House.
Czestochowa is known for its iron and steel, textile, chemical industry and plastics processing. The city is also associated with a centuries-old tradition of producing souvenirs and devotional items. The efforts of Czestochowa for creating favorable conditions for economic development have been granted with the Council of Europe Flag of Honor and the Plaque of Honour. In 1998, Czestochowa as the first city in Central and Eastern Europe has been awarded the highest honor - the Prix de l 'Europe 98. In the city there are galleries, museums, cinemas, cultural centers, sports arena, clubs, pubs and cafes. The offer of the city makes it attractive for citizens, students, tourists and investors.
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