The Kraków−Częstochowa Upland

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, including the many bejewelled shrouds.

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1. Chapel of Our Lady

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The oldest part of the Paulite Monastery of Jasna Góra contains the revered Black Madonna. The picture is unveiled to soaring music and prayer at 6am and…

2. Paulite Monastery of Jasna Góra

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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 …

3. Bell Tower

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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…

4. Arsenal

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The arsenal contains various military mementos, including spoils of battle, offerings from soldiers and an impressive collection of Turkish weapons from…

5. 600th Anniversary Museum

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This small museum contains fascinating artefacts, including the founding documents of Jasna Góra from 1382 and a cross made from the steel of the rubble…

7. Museum of Iron Ore Mining

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This early-20th-century park pavilion is part of the Częstochowa Museum and holds a permanent exhibition on iron-ore mining. Visitors descend underground…

8. Częstochowa Museum

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In the neoclassical town hall on al NMP, this museum contains paintings of Polish artists as well as extensive documentation detailing the history of…