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Nice church well looked after showing Croatian people religious devotion to their faith lots to... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2019
Sydney, Australia
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I was here many, many times but never enough. This whole place, church and around church is so... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
Pula, Croatia
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Marija Bistrica, Croatia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked it here, but if you are not Catholic and Cristian and you are not very religious then i would not recomend you to visit this place. There is nothing more to do beside eat something, pray and buy souvenirs.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Zrinko V
Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

Nice church well looked after showing Croatian people religious devotion to their faith lots to explore inside the church and around can buy soveniers of marija bistrica church a must to see

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

I was here many, many times but never enough. This whole place, church and around church is so peaceful for me, that I can sit here for hours doing nothing. Just enjoying holy and blessed atmosphere. Marija Bistrica is number one place for pilgrimage, you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lutakmoj
Reviewed August 23, 2018

A scenic drive from Zagreb had us arrive at the village of Marija Bistrica it is indeed picturesque. The church sits beautifully within the village environment, we walked up to the church hearing singing as we walked. The church was full and a service was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NswAustraliaDidi
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Considering the small size of the village, this church is a marvel. It has beautiful proportions and amazing windows. It is also impressively clean and immaculately maintained. A peaceful and beautiful harbour in remote Croatia. Our guide told us the Black Madonna is merely the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Michael P
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We passed by randomly. In the distance you can see a market and beautiful buildings. We decided to park and visit. This is a village in the area. There's a temple here of the Black Madonna. We went into the church - charming. Highly recommended...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank אלי ת
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Marija Bistrica is one of the most spiritual place in Croatia with beautiful church. Place for pilgrims and those who are not pilgrims. In Marija Bistrica is Black Madonna statue. Here you can spend time in prayer and meditation.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Tatyana_Zagreb
Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

Although the church is situated in small village, due to the great numbers of pilgrims church has been designed by famous architect Herman Bolle. Must see

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank LeoP951
Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful church dedicated to Mother Mary where Pope John Paul II held holy mass. All around is green and peaceful hills of Zagorje

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Jasna J
Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

While visiting friends in Zagreb, we ventured to Marija Bistrica to find my wife some of the handmade toys the region in known for. My friend brought us to this town and we had to see the church. Beautiful architecture and an interesting history. Love...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Kevin M
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