Black Madonna Private Tour : Visit to the Black Madonna Miracolous Image and the Monastery in Czestochowa
Black Madonna Private Tour is the visit to Bright Mount Monastery where the famous Icon of Mary with Jesus is kept. It is the capital of Polish Catholicism visited by over 3 million people each year. It is one of the most famous pilgrimage site in the world. And all due to the famous Icon considered by many believers (and not only) to be miraculous.
For centuries the place is also center of Polish identity. The Black Madonna is named Queen of Poland and historical event took place in 1655 there. Swedish who attacked Poland conquered all big cities but couldn't conquer the monastery. It was finally the turning point in war.
Apart of Icon itself on this fortified monastery situated on the Bright Mount You will see the beauty of gothic Chapel, baroque Basilica and Treasury with e. g. St Therese's veil or JFK ring.
PLEASE NOTE: this private tour is designed and priced for 1-6 persons, if your group is larger than 6 persons please message me for a Customized Tour link and an appropriately priced tour
Black Madonna Tour includes:
- visit to the Basilica with Black Madonna's Shrine,
- participation in Black Madonna's Icon closing and/or opening ceremony,
- visit to the Treasury with plenty of interesting gifts from noble and famous people (e. g. St Therese's veil, ring given by JFK or Walesa medal),
- walk around the monastery along stations of the cross situated on its huge defensive walls.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Whatever place You want inside or near Krakow. It may be your hotel or other place of accomodation or airport or railway station or ... please let me know.
End location: Whatever place You want inside or near Krakow. It may be your hotel or other place of accomodation or airport or railway station or ... please let me know.
Duration: 7 hours
Mercedes V Class - the most luxurious & elegant VIP 7-seater, black & extra long. In some cases by the other very comfortable van.
If You are 7 or more people on earlier request You will be taken by the biggest possible comfortable van or minibus/coach for some additional cost. Please message me then to get Customized Tour link and appropriate price.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
8 PLN - coffee
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My mother and I thoroughly enjoyed our Black Madonna tour. Christopher is a wonderful guide -- so knowledgeable, insightful and thoughtful. My mom has some mobility issues; Christopher was extremely patient and accommodating. We highly recommend this tour and this guide!!
Margaret Van Wyk