Jasna Gora Monastery Tours

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Jasna Góra Monastery is one of the largest Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world. Located in Częstochowa, Poland, the monastery is home to the famous Black Madonna of Częstochowa, or the Our Lady of Częstochowa, a four-foot-high Gothic painting displaying the Virgin Mary. Legend has it that Luke the Evangelist completed the iconic painting, and it is further purported that the painting was done on a tabletop built by Jesus himself and that it was discovered by St Helen, mother of Emperor Constantine. 

On average, 14,000 people visit the monastery each day to see the Black Madonna, a painting credited with several miracles, including the saving of the monastery during a 17th-century Swedish invasion. It is believed that the original painting was a Byzantine icon dating back to sometime between the 6th and 9th centuries. During a 15th-century restoration, it was painted anew, as the restorers were not able to apply tempera colors over the wax paint.

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Visitors should remember to be silent upon entrance to the monastery shrine. The gates are open from 5:30am until 8:30pm, and crowds should be expected around the Black Madonna. The busiest pilgrimage dates include May 3 (Feast of Mary, Queen of Poland), August 15 (Feast of the Assumption), August 26 (Feast of Our Lady of Częstochowa), September 8 (Feast of the Nativity of Mary), and December 8 (Feast of the Immaculate Conception).
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Address: ul. o. A. Kordeckiego 2, Częstochowa 42-225, Poland
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Czestochowa Black Madonna Private Day Tour from Krakow

Czestochowa is one of Poland’s most important pilgrimage sites, but visiting on a group tour can mean limited time to explore. This private full-day tour from Krakow ensures a personalised experience, so you can spend as long as you like visiting the sacred Jasna Gora monastery and marveling at the Black Madonna. Hotel pickup and drop-off is optional.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hrs
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Pieskowa Skala Castle and Czestochowa including the 'Black Madonna' Day Tour from Krakow

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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Day Trip to Czestochowa and Lagiewniki from Krakow

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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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2-Day Krakow Combo: In the Footsteps of John Paul II, Pieskowa Skala Castle and Czestochowa Private Tour Including the Black Madonna

Explore Krakow through the life of St John Paul II on this 2-day guided trip. See the pope’s childhood town of Wadowice, along with Czestochowa, home to the revered ‘Black Madonna’ painting at the Jasna Gora monastery. You’ll also witness the relics of St Faustyna Kowalska, who was canonized by John Paul II, in the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy Lagiewniki, and visit a Renaissance castle.
  • Duration: 2 days
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