Follow the pilgrim trail to Częstochowa and experience the religious and spritual center of Poland. Visit the Pauline Monastery at Jasna Góra with its miraculous painting of a Black Madonna.
What to Expect
Take this 6-hour scenic tour of Częstochowa in Silesia, famous for its magnificent Pauline Monastery at Jasna Góra. See the miraculous painting of the Black Madonna, a shrine to the Virgin Mary, widely venerated and credited with many miracles.
Located on the Warta River, and with a history that dates back to the 11th century, Częstochowa was subject to a month-long siege by Swedish forces in the 17th century. A small group of monks fought off the Swedes and managed to save their sacred icon.
The monastery was founded in 1382 by Pauline monks, who came from Hungary at the invitation of Władysław, Duke of Opole. Tour the historic complex, and Poland’s most important shrine, with a guide who will provide an historical outline of the building and icon of Black Madonna.
After a short break, return to Cracow, passing Ojców to admire the ruins of a medieval castle. Then, go to the Eagle Nest Trail, a line of medieval fortifications that are beautifully situated on limestone cliffs.
- Entrance fees
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Know Before You Go
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