Jasna Góra, Czestochowa

Make a pilgrimage to one of the spiritual capitals of the Polish people, Jasna Góra. 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. Before you head to Czestochowa, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Czestochowa trip itinerary planning app , to make sure you see all that Czestochowa has to offer, including Jasna Góra.
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  • Again on Jasna Góra and subsequent discoveries. Here you have to be, regardless of faith, beliefs and worldview. Breathtaking architecture and unique atmosphere. On the weekends a lot of pilgrims and tourists. Recommend
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  • Is the shrine of the black Virgin ¨ ¨, the protector of Poland. All very beautiful and Rico. Pictures, marble walls. Wonderful chandeliers. When we got there, I was going on the first Communion of several children. It was a moment of great faith and inspirational. There is a small museum, next to the Sanctuary, with many images and pictures of Pope John Paul II. Worth the tour, because you learn a lot of the history of the black Virgin and of Poland.
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  • It was good to see a place being kept repaired and in a good condition. It was interesting to learn more of the history of the city while visiting and the views of the city were spectacular.  more »
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  • I’m not religious but find places like this nice to see. My wife to be had been before and wanted us to go. Very much a rewarding visit to make.
  • Not on my return list. Was appalled by tourists, of whom I was one being allowed to walk through the church during mass. We were led through the sacristy almost on the altar when the mass was going on. So close to the celebrants that we could almost touch the bread and wine. Apparently this is common practice and acceptable. Be prepared. I was not and felt so bad. It was like a circus going on during mass. How the devout participants managed to pray I'll never know. As a Catholic it made me feel so bad and I advised the guide who shrugged it off. Not the way I was taught to behave in church. So so sad and disrespectful.
  • I've visited a fair number of European churches, and this will always be in my top 3. I've been twice, both times during pilgrimmage-season, and watches all the pilgrims arrive is one of the coolest things ever.
  • You cannot but feel this place is indeed holy. Awe-inspiring. The most respected religious site in Poland.
  • Very spiritual. Beautiful and well preserved. It can be very crowed, but it is still possible to move around without major issues.

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