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Reviewed 24 May 2012

If you aren't catholic or you don't want to become it, better don't go. This is the most religious site in Poland. People go there to pray, pray and pray. It is also nice to see the picture and its different dresses and the museum....More

Date of experience: May 2012
Thank Magajna
Reviewed 8 May 2012

Europe is full of history, much us American's never had the opportunity to learn in school. Here is a chance to become aware of such a fascinating bit of history that is every bit as important to travelers as it is to locals. Go soon...More

Date of experience: June 2011
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

My guide Daniel took me around,very informative,I loved being able to walk on my hands and knees past the black Madonna and see it close up,if you get chance you can walk up the 500 steps to the top of the highest tower in Poland,it...More

4  Thank Yan C
Reviewed 3 March 2012

normally the picture of madonna is covered and pleople can see it only few times a day, the cover is beautifully decorated

Date of experience: February 2012
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

Went there for several hourse with my wife a friend priest who helped us understand the history. When we arrived, parts of the Church from the inside were being repaired, which is a great thing because walking around it from the outside you could see...More

Date of experience: December 2011
1  Thank WaleedMadanat
Reviewed 4 January 2012

Very historic place. Every day ful of people. might be interesting for people of Catholics

2  Thank wojtekk848
Reviewed 14 July 2011

That's so beautiful and full of history that I would come back again. There you can really understand why polish people are HERO! There is a mix of religion, faith, hope and desire to rebuild this place after each intrusion attempts. I didn't like the...More

Date of experience: July 2011
3  Thank cardosopat
Reviewed 25 November 2010

We stopped by here with a tour group, otherwise I wouldn't have came here. A priest ushered us around and droned on and on . Due to his accent, we caught ever 3rd or 4th word or so. I took some photographs but found it...More

1  Thank globeseeker007
Reviewed 19 October 2009

Go by train. It is a good trip - quite long, but cheap. The Dworzek Glowny (pr Dvorjek Gwovny) is the name of the station in Polish. Buying the tickets is separated from the real station which stands in the New Market Place by KRAKOWA....More

9  Thank Prziloczek
Reviewed 9 October 2008

Knowing a bit about Polish history, we knew that the Black Madonna was a special thing to see so we wanted to include it during our trip to the Krakow area. We had a driver take us to Czestochowa on a Sunday morning (approx 1...More

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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
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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