A selection of images of Czestochowa in south central Poland as it looked in the 1980s.
Częstochowa is a city in southern Poland located on the River Warta, which also runs through the western city of Poznan. Częstochowa has a population of just under 240,000 and although now part of Silesia it is a city that is historically situated within the area known as ‘Lesser Poland’.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to Częstochowa to visit the Pauline monastery of Jasna Gora, and see the shrine to the Virgin Mary and the famous Black Madonna painting.
Related content: information on and old pre-war images of Częstochowa.