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Czestochowa, Poland
Ways to Experience Our Lady of Czestochowa / The Black Madonna
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely church with a small museum within the grounds. Guided tours from a very knowledgeable monk with a great sense of humour. Explained both religious aspects and gave some interesting historical information. Limited food available, we were there in October and struggled to find somewhere...More

Thank sewingmoor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The chapel housing the Black Madonna is relatively small. There was a mass taking place when we arrived. I suspect that there are frequent masses as the chapel was packed with the faithful. Many arrived as a pilgrims, some came to be healed of afflictions....More

Thank NikoliGogol
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pilgrims everywhere in this famous place. You will even find statues of Pope John Paul 2's parents in honor of Poland's love for their famous son. The church where the Black Madonna is very small. Only a hundred people could fit in it - so...More

3  Thank ABWalsh2000
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Jasna Gora monastery can be reached on foot from Czestechowa train station or by taxi from outside. The monastery dates back to 1382 and is very picturesque. It is most famous for housing the painting of the Black Madonna and child which is credited...More

3  Thank Steve D
Reviewed 4 November 2018

We went at around just after 7:00am and had a wonderful experience there. Also, we have been told the area gets incredibly busy during the day, given its position between Kraków and Warsaw. The area is really nice to see the church, but can/will be...More

5  Thank Dawid K
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We went at 7:30am and had a great experience here. There is a fair amount of walking from the parking lot to the church, and have been told the area gets incredibly busy during the day given the prime positioning between Krakaw and Warsaw. The...More

3  Thank NJZ2
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I am really surprised about full devotion of polish people in this holy place to our black lady, they don't go to see the style though it's also attractive and pictoresque, but to kneel and pray... I felt good. Hope to come back

4  Thank glicine2018
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The Black Madonna is actually located in the Pauline Monastery in Czestochowa. It can be found in the Chapel of the Virgin where the sacred icon is kept for veneration. Also visit the beautiful Basilica of the Holy Cross and the Nativity of Mary with...More

3  Thank Tom P J
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Black Madonna feels more like a commercial, than a spiritual 'enterprise', to an almost cynical degree Opportunities to 'donate' money abound. My interpretation of the experience was that, committed Roman Catholics, in their pews for Mass, had to cope with hordes of tourists, circulating, milling...More

3  Thank Sightseer788651
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Wonderful but packed, we arrived at 10:30 & crowds were gathering. Be sure to get on a tour. There is so much to see and much requires a guide for best appreciation. Mass was at 11:00 then they covered the Madonna,Mass & Veneration was a...More

3  Thank Thomas71670
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Don S
3 July 2018|
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Response from Simba3262 | Reviewed this property |
We did too, with no problem.
13 June 2018|
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
Ken D
1 July 2017|
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Response from Bruce B | 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