800 years the City of Czestochowa

Czestochowa – a city with 800 years of history, situated in the Kraków – Częstochowa Upland.
It was the first city in Central and Eastern Europe to be awardedthe PRIX DE EUROPE Award
in 1998. It is a significant cultural centerwith a philharmonic hall, theater, numerous museums and art galleriespromoting achievements of local artists. The Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary (the famous Black Madonna) at Jasna Góra is one of the most important centers of the cult of the Virgin Mary in the world. Czestochowa has many well-developed service centered companies and many production plantsIt is a city with academic traditions, led by the Czestochowa University of Technology and the Jan Dlugosz Humanities and Sciences University celebrating now the 50th anniversary of its creation, as well as several institutions of higher education. It is also an excellent place for relaxation, recreation and sportwith significant achievements of volleyball, soccer and speedway Czestochowa based teams. Czestochowa
is a hospitable and open city.