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Our Lady of Czestochowa / The Black Madonna

Czestochowa, Poland
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Czestochowa, Poland
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the church on a Sunday along with half of Poland. Maybe another day would have been better. We saw the Madonna unvieled, which I was told happens at a certain time of the day. You'll need to check this. Standing room only in...More

1  Thank kevinbreen01
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We were fortunate that our Globus tour group had an early booking with the very informative and funny Father Simon. The basilica is absolutely beautiful and the history of the monastery and the Black Madonna is fascinating. By the time we left though, the entrance...More

1  Thank black325
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Best Italian food in Czestochowa, always at good quality level but also offers a nice selection of typical local food at good quality level. Good and friendly service.

Thank Jhang18
Reviewed 27 August 2017

a visit to Poland will not be complete without visiting the religious heart of this nation. The believers as well as tourists will experience this superbly organized complex of churches within an imposing fort, with marvellous museums and other services. I strongly recommend booking a...More

1  Thank kemp63
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I was a real experience for me. I had heard of the Black Madonna but after visiting the Church, I was amazed. I got to experience the opening ceremony as well as the closing ceremony of the veiling and unveiling of the Black Madonna.

1  Thank SunitaF1
Reviewed 11 July 2017

There are places in Częstochowa, where you just have to go to. Do not hesitate and I promise you - you will be satisfied.

1  Thank BeaSzy
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

For Catholics - and any religious for that matter - a trip to Poland is not complete without visiting the Black Madonna of Czestochowa. Just to get through the throngs of pilgrims is a feat to see the portrait but is well worth the wait.

1  Thank John O
Reviewed 29 June 2017

With a lot of history behind this shrine, it is one of the most revered places in Poland. It is considered a must-visit after the Vatican for the catholic Community. With a such a prominence, this place is always crowded and it is advisable for...More

1  Thank Lucy_kumar
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

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.

2  Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 19 June 2017

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

1  Thank 365amib
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Ken D
1 July 2017|
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Response from Bruce B | Reviewed this property |
There are various unveiling and veiling times during the day. For our visit it was unveiled at 6 am, veiled at noon, unveiled at 1pm and veiled at 9 pm. It is not a quick process each time. Prayers involved so actual times... More
3 May 2017|
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Response from pawel_hbg | Reviewed this property |
Hej, you can mail them.
19 June 2016|
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Response from Vikw2 | Reviewed this property |
It was pre-arranged by my guide. I would suggest this if you want to avoid the crowds and get personal attention.