Czestochowa and the Black Madonna
Follow the pilgrims and experience the religious and spiritual centre of Poland
Częstochowa is a town in Silesia, famous for its magnificent Pauline monastery at Jasna Góra with the miraculous painting of Black Madonna, a shrine of the Virgin Mary. In the 17th century, it was under a month-long siege by Swedish forces. A small group of monks fought off the numerous Swedes and managed to save their sacred icon. The city is also home for the Lusatian culture excavation site and museum. In nearby Ojców you can admire the ruins of a medieval castle. Then the tour will take you to the Eagle Nest Trail, a line of medieval fortifications, beautifully situated on limestone cliffs.
Plac Matejki 2 or hotel pick-up
transport, English-speaking guide