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Half-Day Czestochowa Black Madonna Tour from Krakow9 Reviews
The monastery on Jasna Gora hill is one of the most important places of worship in Poland, and home to the famous painting of Black Madonna. Jasna Gora is also famous for the historic defence of the monastery during the mid 17th-century Swedish invasion.
- Tour the most popular pilgrimage destination since the 17th century
- See the Pauline Monastery with the miraculous painting of Black Madonna
- Visit the Knight hall, Treasury, Basilica of Jasna Gora
DescriptionJasna Gora Monastery is a Mecca for pious Catholics from Poland and from abroad, who come to pray to the holy image of Black Madonna of Czestochowa. In 2011, Jasna Gora was visited by 3.2 million pilgrims from 80 countries. During an approximately 7.5-hour long tour from Krakow to Czestochowa, explore the Jasna Gora Monastery and Sanctuary, visit the shrine of Black Madonna, and the Treasury with museum exhibition. Jasna Gora has been the major shrine to the Virgin Mary and the country's most popular pilgrimage destination since the 17th century. Aside from the places of worship on Jasna Gora, there is also an exhibition dedicated to the history of the place, which will tell you, among others, about the brave defense of the Monastery during the 1655 Siege of Jasna Góra. Every year, pilgrims from all around Poland come to Jasna Gora to contemplate the Passion of Christ by following the Stations of the Cross, represented by large bronze statues surrounded by beautiful greenery. Some of the pilgrims even decide to move from one station to the next on their knees. Also, every summer many pilgrims begin their journey to Jasna Gora on foot to meet there in the mid-August.
IncludesPick-up/ drop off from your accommodation in Krakow Private transportation by modern Mercedes minibus Insurance Wi-Fi access in minibus Assistance of experienced local tour leader and driver Tour guide in monastery
- Tour guide is included only in Jasna Gora Monastery. On the way to Częstochowa you will receive basic information about the region and the assistance of an English speaking driver