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Reviewed 27 September 2018

Wonderful but packed, we arrived at 10:30 & crowds were gathering. Be sure to get on a tour. There is so much to see and much requires a guide for best appreciation. Mass was at 11:00 then they covered the Madonna,Mass & Veneration was a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Due to some special occasion the Black Madonna was unveiled all day. Our guide Father Simon was a lovely person who took us around and made us feel at home. Don’t forget to visit the altar of Saint Joseph who is worth praying to.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Maria S
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

An amazing church to visit even if you are not of a religious persuasion. The icons and artefacts are truly beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Matryn7856
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Located here is the Jasna Gora Monastery and the Black Madonna Shrine with its miraculous icon, We had a local monastery monk for a private tour which was one to remember for the rest of your life. Although we are strong Christians but not Roman...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

We went here the day after visiting Auschwitz so it was good for the soul. Church was absolutely beautiful. It was packed on the day we went so there was a long line to see the Black Madonna but well worth the wait. I loved...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 636LindaG
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Black madonna is a must see place in poland. Full of history and high spiritual place. The church, the museums etc are amazing. Highly recommended. You can have a tour or you can reach there with taxi or bus or even train.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

While in Kraków, my wife and I rented a car and drove north to Czestochowa, to visit the Monastery of Jasna Góra, which is home to the icon of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa. While the icon’s origin is the source of many contradictory tales,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank John V
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

I have been to many Catholic pilgrimage sites (Santiago de Compostela, Fatima, etc)but this is by far my favorite because of its beauty and amount of things to see. I did take a guided tour, which I think was worth it as there was not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Donna W
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We've been shocked...! No words for it..! You have to see and to feel the force of it yourself! Don't miss it!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Of course the Icon is the most visited part. But there are also ma y other thibgs to see there, like a museum with sacred art and even liturgi al garments used by popes and kings. The main church is very big and full of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Don S
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Response from Quasimama | Reviewed this property |
The Madonna is revealed during a Mass, which is always absolutely packed to the rafters. But on one of the monk/priest led tours, you just bypass the Mass and crowd, and walk past the icon. I can’t imagine a requirement to... More
Ken D
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Response from 443bruceb | 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