Czestochowa Tour Ideas
6 to 7 hours
As early as the fourth century the image of St. Mary was sent from the Holy Land by St. Helena to her son, Emperor Constantine, in Byzantium. Before the year 1000, it reached Southern Poland as part of the dowry in marriage between families from Constantinople and Kiev.<br>Millions of pilgrims from all over the world come to Częstochowa to see it.<br>There have been reports for centuries of miraculous events occuring to those who made a pilgrimage to the unique portrait. While the portrait is what the pilgrims mostly focus on, also the votive offerings collected in the monastry given to the Black Madonna over the centuries are worth seeing. Gifts range from swords and scepters to rosaries made of dried bread in concentration camp.
Tour to Czestochowa - Black Madonna Shrine starts only from Kraków - door to door service.<br>Famous Black Madonna of Częstochowa (also known as Our Lady of Jasna Góra after the name of the monastery site in which it has been kept for six centuries) is a revered icon of the Virgin Mary housed at the Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa in the south central Poland<br>The Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa is the most famous Polish shrine to the Virgin Mary and the country's greatest place of pilgrimage.<br>The image of the Black Madonna of Czestochowa, to which miraculous powers are attributed, is Jasna Gora's most precious treasure.<br>Since the medieval ages, every year thousands of Poles go in pilgrim groups to visit Jasna Gora.
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