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Jasna Góra Monastery (Klasztor na Jasnej Górze) Tours

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Jasna Góra Monastery (Klasztor na Jasnej Górze)
Jasna Góra Monastery in Czestochowa is one of the most famous Catholic pilgrimage sites in Poland. Visitors from across Poland and around the world come to the monastery to see the Black Madonna of Czestochowa, also known as Our Lady of Czestochowa—a Gothic painting of the Virgin Mary associated with multiple miracles.
 
The Basics

Czestochowa’s Jasna Gora Monastery comprises several buildings, the centerpiece of which is the cathedral with several rooms and chapels, each marvelously decorated in Renaissance, Gothic and baroque styles. The Chapel of the Holy Virgin Mary showcases the Black Madonna icon, traditionally attributed to Luke.
 
When visiting Jasna Góra Monastery, tours generally include time to see the Black Madonna, the Pauline Monastery, and the on-site museum. Some tours include other regional highlights, such as the Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Lagiewniki or Pieskowa Skala Castle. Day tours to Jasna Gora and the area typically depart from Krakow or Lodz and include round-trip transport.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Jasna Góra Monastery is a must-visit for those interested in religion and spiritual sites.
  • About 14,000 people visit the monastery each day, so it can get crowded.
  • Being a site considered sacred by Catholics, visitors should be silent around the Black Madonna (Virgin Mary) shrine.
  • The monastery gift shop sells religious items and souvenirs.
  • The information center has useful information in multiple languages, including English.
  • The monastery is accessible to wheelchair users.
 
How to Get There

The monastery is located in the small city of Czestochowa in south-central Poland, approximately two hours from Krakow. If you’re not visiting with a guided tour, you can take a train to Czestochowa’s main station and then get a taxi or a bus to Jasna Gora.
 
When to Get There

Jasna Góra Monastery is open from 5:30am to 8:30pm daily. Arrive early to see the Black Madonna before it is covered by a protective screen at noon. The monastery draws large crowds year-round; the busiest (and perhaps best to avoid) dates are Poland’s Catholic feasts, including May 3, August 15, August 26, and September 8.
 
Highlights of Jasna Góra
While many come to Jasna Góra Monastery just to see the Black Madonna of Czestochowa, there are plenty of beautiful structures within the monastery grounds worth exploring. Don’t miss the bell tower, Lubomirski Gate, Pauline Monastery, the treasury, the library, the stations of the cross, the Knights’ Chamber, and the nearby park. You can also buy souvenirs in the gift shop or visit the information center.
Address: ul. o. A. Kordeckiego 2, Częstochowa 42-225, Poland
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Czestochowa the Black Madonna Day Tour from KrakowDay Trips

Czestochowa the Black Madonna Day Tour from Krakow

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Explore the pilgrimage destination of Czestochowa on this day trip departing from Krakow. Admire the famed ‘Black Madonna’ painting with a visit to the Jasna Gora monastery. While at the monastery, you’ll also tour the Miraculous Picture Chapel and the Basilica. Afterward, venture along the historic Trail of the Eagles’ Nests and stop in Pieskowa Skala to visit the 16th-century castle.
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Visit the legendary Black Madonna of Częstochowa on this tour from Krakow. Learn about this sacred religious site from your English-speaking guide, and explore the monastery that has been an important pilgrimage destination since the Middle Ages. Your guide will tell you why many believe that the Black Madonna holds miraculous powers. This tour provides hassle-free transport and a historical overview to enrich your experience.
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The Black Madonna, an icon of Our Lady, is credited with many miracles—some believe St. Luke himself first created it. Discover the Black Madonna and so much more on a private door-to-door tour to Czestochowa, one of Catholicism’s most sacred places of pilgrimage. See the chapel, the basilica, the museum, the arsenal, the Knights’ Hall and, in season, the Jasna Gora Tower, and enjoy lunch.
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Get out of Krakow for the day on this guided day trip to Czestochowa, Poland's spiritual center and home to the legendary (and miraculous) Black Madonna painting. After touring Czestochowa, head back to Krakow and stop in Lagiewniki to visit the incredible Divine Mercy Shrine.
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Start your tour with being picked up from your hotel in Krakow. You will meet your driver for the day before boarding a comfortable car and begin your tour through two of the most famous religious sites of southern Poland. Your first visit will be Wadowice, a small city located in southern Poland. It is known as the place where John Paul II was born and raised. Here you can explore the home of the Polish Pope on a 1.5-hour guided visit to learn more about his life and childhood. After this visit, your driver will take you to the Czestochowa Monastery. Here you will be able to see the destination of thousands of pilgrimages each year, as well as being able to admire the miraculous painting of Black Madonna, and learn more about the place itself on your guided visit. The whole tour will last approximately 10 hours., with this total time of the tour including transfers, visits to John Paul II home, visit to Jasna Góra Monastery and a lunch break in between the visits.
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Private tour from Krakow to Czestochowa. Tour with local private tour guide -driver. Tour inlcudes private transfers and private tour of Jasna Góra Monastery including  famous Black Madona Painting.
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Visit Częstochowa, another unique place on the map of Poland. Thanks to our offer you can see monasteries, two museums and sources of treatment. Discover one of the most popular monasteries in Poland. The Jasna Góra Monastery is one of the most important places of Marian cult and the most important pilgrimage center in Poland with the image of Our Lady of Częstochowa, considered a saint. The monastery was a place of miracle, so it takes place in the history of Poland. The oldest miracle of healing in Jasna Góra - was the restoration of sight to Jakub Wężyk in front of the image of the Mother of God. Since then, the image has become a symbol of a miracle. Thanks to our offer you will find not only the monastery, but also the Knights' Hall, the Museum of the Jubilee of the 600th anniversary of Jasna Góra, the Bastion of St. Rochy and the Basilica in Jasna Góra Visit a source of holy water that has healed many people and helped many diseases.
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