Czestochowa

Spiritual capital of Poland

Often called the spiritual capital of Poland, Czestochowa attracts pilgrims and tourists from the whole world.

They flock to the Marian shrine located in the Pauline monastery on Jasna Gora (Bright Mountain). The Chapel of the Miraculous Picture contains the icon of the Virgin Mary with the Christ child known as the Black Madonna that pulls in millions of pilgrims every year. The monastic museum is full of art pieces and votive offerings.

From Czestochowa, tourist can continue through the Cracow - Czestochowa Upland suitable for hiking, climbing, biking and horseback riding.

Municipal Tourist Information Center, Czestochowa, Al. NMP 65; tel. +(48-34) 368 22 50, fax 368 22 60; www.czestochowa.um.gov.pl

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