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The holiest place in Poland and one of the world’s most important destinations for pilgrims. Every year several million pilgrims pray before the miraculous picture of Our Lady of Czestochowa.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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PL 42-225 Czestochowa 25, via P. A. Kordeckiego 2, Czestochowa, Poland
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The monastery is Poland's main pilgrimage site, receiving around 4 to 5 million pilgrims a year and is home to the Black Madonna of Częstochowa; a revered icon of the Virgin Mary dating probably to the 14th century which received a canonical coronation by three...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is a magical place for sport and recreation. Good food, place to rest, polite personal! Discount on everithink with the Go pass! Liked it a lot!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank margaritabobarovska
Reviewed December 15, 2018

This is the most important place for polish catholics. Place of Black Madonna-picture of God's Mother with Jesus. The whole church's complex is huge. There is many places there that you should visit. Taking the tour is very good idea. You have to see it....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank romanpiekosz
Reviewed November 21, 2018

The Monastery has many features in addition to the chapel housing Black Madonna of Częstochowa. The nave, ceiling, alter, statuary, organ, and ornamentation of the basilica is spectacular. We did not know it at the time but apparently you can arrange for a guided tour....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NikoliGogol
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

There is not much to see, so take a look at the monastery, walk around and that's it. Nothing really special except your are very religious.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lissyundthomas
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

A stop here was included on our escorted tour en route from Warsaw to Krakow. We started with free time to wander the various buildings and grounds before a guided tour with one of the monks which we all thoroughly enjoyed as he was an...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter H
Reviewed September 7, 2018

My first impressions of this religious site was that it resembled Fatima with all the endless religious relics/icons available for sale. When I visited Fatima as part of a tour several years ago, I had heard of that. This location I knew nothing about but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank caran275
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Jasna Gora is an outstanding religious site and definitely Must Visit in Poland. The monastery is beautiful with lots of historical and religious importance.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Savvas123
Reviewed August 24, 2018

This beautiful building is a national treasure of poland. I took my 10 and 11 year old children with me and they found it to be like a castle from a fairy tail as well as very educational through the visual works that describe the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jdonnachie85
Reviewed August 10, 2018

This is the ultimate pilgrimage site in Poland, and of serious importance. We stayed one night and visited the site in the morning. Start early to avoid crowds, and pay particular attention to the showing of the black madonna (veiling and unveiling times). If you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Daphnenero
June 14, 2018|
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Response from unikat77 | Reviewed this property |
It’s high but manageable
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May 25, 2016|
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Response from Squ3aky | Reviewed this property |
I would opt for the longer option, rather than the shorter one, especially if you want to attend a mass. The guided tour is about an hour/ hour & a half, mass is about an hour, plus there's everything to catch that isn't on... More
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Vikki M
Brisbane
car hire or public transport? (6 Replies)
hello all We are arriving into Krakow on 21st May and plan to travel around Poland for 11 days. The itinerary is : Krakow for 11/2days, Lublin and to see Majdanek and then to Chelm (tracing of family tree) and then to Warsaw. From Warsaw to Gdansk, Gydnia, Sopot. On to Torun - Poznan- Wroclaw. Down to Jasna Gora and Czeseskowa salt mine and back to Krakow. As we will be returning to Krakow I am wondering if we would be better off hiring a car so we have flexibility or if all of this is...More
April 06, 2014|
Response fromMaciek Cz|
When staying in major cities like Kraków, Warsaw or Gdańsk as well as for all direct transfers between them - you can and you should rely on public transport. For your trip to Warsaw via Lublin I believe the car will be your best option. The same for the Gdańsk-Torun-Poznań-Wrocław-Jasna Góra part. Btw, Jasna Góra is a church in Częstochowa, the salt mines are in Wieliczka near Kraków. Btw2, your itinerary is pretty challenging...
brvancouver
Vancouver, Canada
Visiting Krakow, what else to visit close by? (2 Replies)
We are going to be visiting Krakow and would like to visit other cities or to see sites nearby (things that can be done as a day trip from Krakow), does anyone has any recommendation? I was looking into Tarnow and Wroclaw, would any of those cities or any other be an interesting day trip? (of course visiting Auschwitz is already included in the places to see, and also a visit to Jasna Gora). I am trying to combine a little of everything to see; castles, museums, cute towns, monasteries and...More
May 24, 2014|
Response fromjohnb121|
Zakopane – 2.5 hours by bus but stay one night to get the most out of the cuisine and atmosphere as well as the opportunity to see the mountains and the lake. Kalvaria Zeb – if you like churches Boat trip to Tyniec – if you like boat trips and churches! Wadowice – for JPII fans You posted this in the forum for the wrong voivodeship – Krakow is in Małopolska … Lesser Poland PM'ing you too
mariolka
Aurora, Il
jasna gora (5 Replies)
I am planing to take train from Wroclaw To Czestochowa and i was wandering how far is from train station to Jasna gora Klasztor Can we walk or it is too far Thank you Mariolka
September 24, 2010|
Response fromTonyinUK|
My wife and daughter went to Czestochowa by train and walked to the monastery. So it is walkable. Sounds from the route description that it is maybe 3 Km