THE MYSTERY OF THE MIRACULOUS ICON

Częstochowa, precisely the Jasna Góra Monastery situated in the central part of the city, has been the destination of tourists and pilgrims from around the world for centuries. It is all because of the miraculous icon housed in the Jasna Góra Monastery, the origins of which are shrouded in mystery. We invite you to avail yourself of the unique opportunity to see the place attracting millions of people from all around the world every year. During the tour, visitors will be guided through the two main buildings of Częstochowa’s site – the Chapel of the Miraculous Icon of Black Madonna and the Jasna Góra Basilica. Both sites have no architectural barriers and are wheelchair-friendly. Additionally, the trip involves a visit to the 600th Anniversary Museum depicting the remarkable cultural and artistic activity of Pauline monks, who are considered to be the guards of the Jasna Góra Monastery. We offer transport by a private car and provide wheelchair users with transport by a specially adapted car. With a view to providing the participants with maximum comfort, we may lend you a wheelchair free of charge.

Available tour languages:
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Price list

Sample price per person

Group of 5 people 300 PLN

The price includes

  • pick-up from any place in Krakow
  • private transfer by a vehicle adapted for persons who use standard wheelchair
  • private guided tour in the monastery
  • private tour leader assistance

Important information

1.This is a private tour (organised on request).

2. Tour duration: 8–9 hours

3. Częstochowa is a town located in Southern Poland, approx. 100 kilometres (62 miles) away from Kraków, where the air temperature is usually different than in Kraków. Therefore, the participants are required to bring warm, waterproof clothing (e.g. sweaters, jackets, umbrellas) and sun-protective items (e.g. hats, caps, sunglasses).

4. Due to the nature of the tour (visiting a church), the participants are requested to respect the religious feelings of others by dressing and behaving appropriately.

5. In case you have any questions, would like to book the tour or purchase another tour for the disabled, please contact the Product Department (seekrakow@seekrakow.com).

More about the tour

The icon representing Black Madonna and the Christ Child arrived at the Pauline Monastery in Częstochowa on 31st August 1384. The centuries-old history of the icon makes it a witness to numerous social and political events full of fears, breakdowns, uprisings and hope. Miraculous powers were attributed to the icon because of some documented, yet inexplicable events. One of the examples was fire and plague which hit Częstochowa in 1622-1623, devastating the entire city, but leaving the Monastery and monks staying there without damage. The incredible history of the city and Black Madonna, which was the pilgrimage destination of famous Polish writers and kings, is a magnificent story of the icon and people from all around the world, praying to it in a desire for personal experience. Personal confessions made by the praying reflected their true eagerness to commend their life into the hands of Black Madonna.

The opportunity to experience these emotions and learn about the history is the primary idea behind the trip to Częstochowa. The itinerary of the guided walk at Jasna Góra Monastery includes a visit to the Basilica – the main shrine of the Monastery. It is possible to visit the 600th Anniversary Museum with the assistance of the guide and an accompanying person. The entry consists of three steps. The last stop will be the Chapel of the Miraculous Icon of Black Madonna, which embodies Marian devotions.

The trip is organised upon request. Should you have any questions or wish to book a tour, please contact the Product Department at seekrakow@seekrakow.com.

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