We had a group of 20 touring Poland. This was a must see spot. We attended the veiling of the Madonna and had Mass the next morning. An amazing story to the Black Madonna and gorgeous surroundings.
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You have to be ready for the crowd! We were there on a Sunday and it was wall to wall people. It was cold and rainy day but people are very religious in this country! The museum is very crowded (I mean crowded!) and really...More
Impressive icon of Polish Catholicism. Very beautiful and on many people's must see list. However, it was located in a small chapel whose entry way was undergoing renovation. Extremely crowded with people on top of each other. Felt uncomfortable and unsafe. We visited on Wednesday...More
The monastery is impressive. There is much to see here. There are many images of Our Lady of Czestochowa throughout but the original can only be seen at certain times. It is in a very small chapel and is covered most of the time. We...More
A trip to Poland would not be complete without a visit to the Jasna Gora Monastery where you will see an icon of the Black Madonna (Our Lady of Częstochowa). The Black Madonna is a painting of the Virgin Mary. Legend says Our Lady appeared...More
You will not want to miss the beautiful paintings, statues, and Icons in this wonderful Church. Also, Poland is one of the best places to buy souvenirs in Europe as the you et so much more for your money there. We ended our tour in...More
My husband and I drove 3 1/2 hours to get to Czestochowa from Zakopane to see the icon of the Black Madonna (before backtracking almost 2hours to arrive finally in Krakow) at the suggestion of a dear friend, a retired priest. The monastery complex is...More
Geting there: advised to check with your hotel to find times of coaches on web for departing the coach station at Krakow, Write down the advise received then show the paper to the ticket office. They may attempt to sell you a high priced coach....More
The Black Madonna is the main attraction here. But, this whole place is very inspirational and rich in history, very well loved by the Polish people! Spending time with the Black Madonna was surreal! Don't forget to visit their garden and it will surprise you!
Whether you're Polish or not, Catholic or not, this shrine -which is located roughly halfway between Warsaw and Krakow - is truly a MUST-SEE. Before getting to this site that sits atop a hill, I highly suggest you research "The Black Madonna" and why this...More