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Paulite Monastery of Jasna Góra

Poland’s spiritual capital began with the arrival of the Paulite order from Hungary in 1382, who named the 293m hill in the western part of the city ‘Jasna Góra’ (Bright Hill) and erected this monastery. Believers a…
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Chapel of Our Lady

The oldest part of the Paulite Monastery of Jasna Góra contains the revered Black Madonna.The picture is unveiled at 6am and 1.30pm (2pm Saturday and Sunday) and covered again at noon and 9.20pm (1pm and 9.20pm Satu…
Museum in Częstochowa

Częstochowa Museum

In the neoclassical town hall on al NMP, this museum contains paintings of Polish artists as well as extensive documentation detailing the history of Częstochowa and the region. Some of the collection is housed in t…
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Bell Tower

At 106m this is the tallest historic church tower in Poland and offers views over the monastery complex and the expanse of al NMP. With many fallen predecessors, the current tower dates to 1906.
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The 17th-century treasury contains votive offerings dating to the 15th century. Since the 17th century, records have been kept of gifts given to the Madonna.
Museum in Częstochowa

Częstochowa Museum Outlet

This turn-of-the-20th-century park pavilion is part of the Częstochowa Museum complex and holds a permanent exhibition on iron-ore mining.
Museum in Częstochowa


The arsenal contains various military mementos, including spoils of battle, offerings from soldiers and an impressive collection of Turkish weapons from the 1683 Battle of Vienna.
Museum in Częstochowa

600th Anniversary Museum

This museum contains fascinating artefacts, including the founding documents of Jasna Góra from 1382 and a cross made from the steel of the World Trade Center, destroyed in New York on 11 September 2001. Particularl…
Monument in Częstochowa

Jewish Memorial

A small landmark near the Stary Rynek marks the deportation zone, the Umschlagplatz, from where tens of thousands of Jews were transported to their deaths at Treblinka in 1942. The memorial includes a copy of a haun…
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Monastery Entrance

The main entrance to the Paulite Monastery of Jasna Góra.