The Częstochowa Shrine is one of the most important Catholic worship centers in Poland. Over 4,000,000 pilgrims come there every year.
The Shrine is located in the city of Częstochowa, in the Silesian Voivodeship. Cult object and icon of the Black Madonna with Child, of medieval Byzantine tradition.
Legend has it that it was painted by St. Luke, who being contemporary to the Madonna, would have painted its true face. In the early decades of the seventeenth century, to protect the monastery, fortifications were built within which a military garrison was constantly watching.
In 1655, Jasna Góra resisted the siege of the Swedish army for two months. It is a place steeped in history, and also a place of culture. Our Lady of Częstochowa, so dear to the Polish people that in Częstochowa deserves the title of “Capital of the Crown of Poland”
DETAILS OF OUR ROUTE:
We start from Krakow in the morning, we will head to Częstochowa, 140 kilometers northwest in the Silesian Voivodeship.
A standard guided tour contains: The Knights’ room, The chapel of the Madonna with the painting, The Basilica, The 600-year-old Museum, The Treasure. In this sacred place all visitors must behave and dress appropriately. It is forbidden to go around with short shorts or miniskirts, with sleeveless or shirtless shirts.
Pilgrims are accessible:
– the Chapel of the Miraculous Picture of the Madonna.
– the Basilica of Jasna Góra.
– the Knights’ Hall.
– the Jubilee Museum of the 600 years of Jasna Góra
– the Bastion of San Rocco.
– the Arsenal Museum.
We will be back in Krakow around 15.00
Duration – 7 hours
Language – Guide in English
Included – Means of Transport, Guide in English, Entrance Ticket