Czestochowa, Black Madonna and the Jasna Góra monastery
Czestochowa is a city in southern Poland. Located on the Warta River with 322 only inhabitants as of June 2018. The monastery is the home of the Black Madonna painting, a shrine to the Virgin Mary that is credited with many miracles.
Czestochowa & the Monastery of Jasna Góra
Hosting the famous Black Madonna paint
The Spiritual Capital of Poland
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Krakow - Czestochowa (2,5 Hours) - Warsaw
Get a comfortable transfer from your hotel in Krakow. Stop at Czestochowa along the way for a 2-Hours Guided Tour + Small Break.
Finally, arrive at your Hotel in Warsaw. The route is around 360 KM.
Please note that Guided Tours in Czestochowa are taking place.
- 1st of March - 31 of October: 9:00 AM - 17:00 PM.
- 1st of November - 28 of February: 9:00 - 16:00 PM.
Closed during: New Year, Easter, Corpus Christi Day, All Saints and All Souls Day, and Christmas (December 24 – 26).
Please be informed that with too many pilgrims and on major holidays, the guided tours can be difficult or limited.
Due to the sacred character of the places the pilgrims should be in suitable clothes and behave appropriately in Jasna Gora.
Available Languages: Polish, English, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, Hungarian, and Ukrainian.
The tour in Czestochowa includes
- Knights Hall
- Chapel of Miraculous Painting of Our Lady
- Basilica of Jasna Góra
- 600th Year Anniversary of Jasna Góra Museum
The Tour (Krakow - Czestochowa - Warsaw) Includes
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Private transportation
- English-speaking driver
- Highway and Parking Expenses
- 2-hour Private tour to Czestochowa with a guide as described above.
- Entrance fees
Maximum Group Size: 5 people
Price Per Group (1-5 people): €390 (From €76 per person). There is an Ability for Bigger Groups.
The Guided tour to Czestochowa can be excluded. In this case, the price for the Group will be €350 and you can stay in Czestochowa for 3 hours.
Only Transport: Krakow Hotel - Warsaw Hotel (Group 1-5 people) without a stop to Czestochowa: €250.
Czestochowa and Black Madonna from Warsaw
For a convenient Tour to Czestochowa, Jasna Góra Monastery, and Black Madonna from Warsaw the price starts from €60 per person (8 people).
Contact me for more information and How to Book.
The Price Includes
- Pick-up and drop off at your hotel/apartment in the city center of Warsaw
- English-speaking driver
- Group guided tour in Jasna Gora monastery
- Entrance fee to Jasna Gora monastery
Black Madonna paint
The four-foot-high painting of Black Madonna displays a traditional composition well known in the icons of Eastern Christians.
The Virgin Mary is shown as the "Hodegetria" ("One Who Shows the Way").
In it the Virgin directs attention away from herself, gesturing with her right hand toward Jesus as the source of salvation.
In turn, the child extends his right hand toward the viewer in blessing while holding a book of gospels in his left hand.
The icon is credited with many miracles, including saving the monastery from an invasion by the Swedes in the 17th century.
According to tradition, the icon of Jasna Góra was painted by Luke the Evangelist on a tabletop built by Jesus Christ.
The icon was discovered by St. Helen, mother of Emperor Constantine and collector of Christian relics in the Holy Land.
The icon was then enshrined in the imperial city of Constantinoupolis and remained for the next 500 years.
Miracles, Cures, and Signs
In 1430, Hussites (pre-Reformation reformers) attacked the monastery, slashed the Virgin's face with a sword, and left it desecrated in a puddle of blood and mud.
It is said that when the monks pulled the icon from the mud, a miraculous fountain appeared, which they used to clean the painting.
The icon was repainted in Krakow, but both the arrow mark and the gashes from the sword were left and remain clearly visible today.
In 1655, The miracle for which the Black Madonna of Czestochowa is most famous occurred when Swedish troops were about to invade Czestochowa.
A group of Polish soldiers prayed fervently before the icon for deliverance, and the enemy retreated.
On September 15, 1920, the Virgin again came to the aid of her people, when the Soviet Russian Red Army gathered on the banks of the Vistula River, preparing to attack Warsaw.
The citizens and soldiers fervently prayed to Our Lady of Czestochowa and on the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, she appeared in the clouds above Warsaw.
The Russians were defeated in a series of battles later dubbed the "Miracle at the Vistula."
Source - The Miracle Hunter
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- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Professional licensed English-speaking driver
- Admission fees
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