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Reviewed 7 May 2017

Geting there: advised to check with your hotel to find times of coaches on web for departing the coach station at Krakow, Write down the advise received then show the paper to the ticket office. They may attempt to sell you a high priced coach....More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Bardezgoa
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The Black Madonna is the main attraction here. But, this whole place is very inspirational and rich in history, very well loved by the Polish people! Spending time with the Black Madonna was surreal! Don't forget to visit their garden and it will surprise you!

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank abudhabiTravELogUe
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Whether you're Polish or not, Catholic or not, this shrine -which is located roughly halfway between Warsaw and Krakow - is truly a MUST-SEE. Before getting to this site that sits atop a hill, I highly suggest you research "The Black Madonna" and why this...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Luke K
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The Black Madonna of Częstochowa is a revered icon of the Virgin Mary housed at the Jasna Góra Monastery. If you enter main church then you need to take left and you will find it. Or just follow the people as it is main goal...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank pawel_hbg
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Our Lady of Częstochowa is the most important religious figure in Poland and it is located in Jasna Góra (Light Hill in English), the most important religious complex in the town called Częestochowa, in the southwest part of Poland. The town is the most important...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I visited Chestochowa with no expectations, however I was pleasently surprised when I reached the Josna Gora Monastery. Since I do not have a car, I took publich transport - for only 20 zloty you can get from Krakow to Czenstahowa. The bus ride lasts...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Klara Eva K
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is an important destination for Pilgrims from all over the world! We were blessed to have this opportunity for prayer and contemplation in this historic monastery.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Therese H
Reviewed 22 November 2016

i had the opportunity of visiting the black Madonna during the World youth day Krakow 2016 pilgrimage. after a long walk (over 20 km) we stopped here and celebrated mass on the lush lawns outside the church we then took a walk into the main...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank ladycatherinea
Reviewed 23 October 2016

While touring Poland with a tour group we stopped to see the Black Madonna. It is a beautiful site within a beautiful church and well worth a visit there. I usually never give excellent reviews but I really felt this warranted it.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely place. It was a stopover on our tour and I was not sure what to expect. Tourists walk around the outside of the congregation and clergy during the service and I have never felt so awkward in my life, so much...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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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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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
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