"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!"
The Archcathedral Basilica of the Holy Family - from 1992
on, the seat of the archbishop of Częstochowa - is one of
the churches in Poland, which were built for the longest
time. The first earthwork started in 1901 and the towers
were consecrated in 1997. The size of the neo-Gothic
church is impressive. The towers rise to more than 80
meters! Inside, among others, there are a beautiful altar,
stained glass windows and a nice sounding organ.
The brewery in Częstochowa is probably the oldest industrial facility in the city. Admittedly, beer has been brewed at Jasna Góra from the sixteenth century onwards, but the first industrial brewery was opened in 1840. This brewery boomed in the early decades of the last century, when it was owned by Karol Szwede. We can see historic buildings from that time, including an old malt house and a water tower at Ogrodowa Street, next to the Cathedral of Częstochowa.
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.