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Jasna Gora, Czestochowa

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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Make a pilgrimage to one of the spiritual capitals of the Polish people, Jasna Gora. The church is home to the Black Madonna of Częstochowa, said to have special powers and thought to perform miracles. The monastery's spires and romantic architecture make an impressive sight on the open land where it stands. Thousands of pilgrims travel to the site in groups every year to honor the sacred objects, some crossing 350 km (217 mi) in 11 days to reach the monastery; you may catch a view of the procession. Even when visitors are in the thousands, the interior of the complex remains quiet. Pilgrims often fall on their knees in reverence as part of the tradition of honoring the Madonna. Arrange your visit to Jasna Gora and discover more family-friendly attractions in Czestochowa using our Czestochowa trip generator.
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  • From Krakow is easy to get to the Marian shrine of Czestochowa although the distance is not just short. The best way is to take one of the buses that depart from the bus station which is about 200 meters from the Central Station (Krakow Glowny). We took the mini bus of the company SIGMABUS. Tickets cost 18 zlotys (about 4.50 euros) and gets on board. The bus makes a somewhat particular and some intermediate stops and takes about 2 hours and fifteen minutes to get to your destination. The stop is in front of the train station in Czestochowa and from there you have to walk about 150 metres to get to the beginning of the avenue that leads to the shrine. The Avenue is slightly uphill but not exhausting. You arrive in the large space where the masses and religious events. The entrance to the sanctuary is free. The bell tower stands high. The largest contributors are the Basilica and the chapel of our Lady where is kept the icon of the Black Madonna and child. Inside you can photograph, even if it must be done with due respect for the place. When we stepped out of the sanctuary and we entered into the Boulevard for the return we encountered several groups of pilgrims who came to the shrine praying and singing cheerfully after low mileage walk according to the tradition (think some of them had met along the road to Auschwitz three days before when we were going to visit the death camp). From Krakow are 150 km and run through the stretch on foot in several stages. For the way back we took back the mini bus. A word of advice: go to the bus stop early because having to buy the ticket on board if you fill up you have to wait for the next one.
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  • meeting with the image of the Virgin Mary recommend the most despite the fact that I'm not the most staunch Catholic
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  • Ever since John Paul II rose to the papacy that I wanted to visit this famous shrine. I was there the first time in 2011 and we are then back in 2015. Regardless of the architectural beauty take a guided tour with Sister Teresita who speaks excellent Italian is a pleasure. I am attaching some photos that clearly show the splendour and devotion that Poles have against the Black Madonna of Jasna Gora. If you can find a spot isolated you can excuse yourself for a meditation or invocation to the Blessed Virgin.
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  • Cool place.
  • Great view.
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  • Kool place
  • It is a pity but every morning I go, via The video, pray in the chapel. but yesterday and to day the video is out. Help!! I miss The Holy Mother. Jeanne out Holland.
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