Chapel of Our Lady of the image of Our Lady with the Child Jesus, also known as the Black Madonna, is the most important goal of arriving at Jasna Gora pilgrims. That's before the altar of Our Lady of Polish kings set off on expeditions of war, before it filed votive offerings of thanksgiving. Votive offerings to Our Lady by the Pope John Paul II. Gold rose and streaked during the attack on the Holy Father's belt are placed next to an image of the Black Madonna. Chapel of Our Lady of Czestochowa is composed of three parts constructed in different periods. The oldest - Gothic chancel is today and is decorated with ebony and silver altar of the seventeenth century. Second - Baroque - is adorned with votive offerings, which constitute an expression of gratitude to Our Lady for the graces received. The third part of the Chapel dates from the early twentieth century.
Basilica of Jasna Gora - Church of St. Nicholas. Cross and the Assumption of Our Lady - bears since 1906, the title of Basilica. The Baroque interior decorated with rich stucco decoration and painting. The vault fresco Basilica cover the end of the seventeenth century by Charles Dankwart. The main altar shows the Assumption of the Mother of God. In the nave of the church there are three side chapels of the Heart of Jesus, the Holy Relics and Chapel of St.. Pavia First Hermit - the patriarch of the Pauline Order.

The tower is the highest point of Jasna Gora Jasna Gora and now one of the tallest church towers in Poland, has a 106 meter, 30 centimeters in height. The current shape, formed by more narrow, superimposed square floors, gained in 1906.

On the fifth floor, from where you can see the whole area, runs 516 degrees. Above the first storey is mounted clock with 36 bells and bells that win melodies Marian songs. At the corners of the middle tier set four figures: St.. Pavia Hermit, St.. Florian, St.. Casimir and St.. Hedwig. The highest, the fifth floor is decorated with statues of St.. Leo the Great, St.. Gregory of Nazianzus, Saint. Augustine and St.. Ambrose.

Refectory - among the most interesting objects, representing the richness of artistic Jasna Gora monastery. It was built in the second half of the seventeenth century. The ceiling covers the rich stucco and polychrome. The author of this enchanting its size and wealth of the convent dining hall is Charles Dankwart. The refectory is religious to eat daily meals, over the centuries was a place of making their outstanding personalities. W1670 was held there wedding reception after the wedding of the Polish king Michael Korybut Wisniowiecki of Eleanor of Austria. The refectory, which is one of the most beautiful reception halls of the monastery, Pauline hosted heads of state, cardinals and bishops and priests pilgrims.

Library - is divided into two parts: the old and the new. In the old library gathered around. 8,000 manuscripts and medieval illuminated manuscripts, including unique items of the royal collections of the Jagiellonian dynasty. Library vault frescoes from the first half of the eighteenth century. Books are stored in wooden futeralach bound in leather with gold embossing. The pride of the library are also great bookshelves and inlaid tables - the work of Pauline, brother Gregory Wozniakowica. This part of the library of the Jasna Gora is available to the public only with the consent of the Prior. The new library is free of charge and is open on Thursdays from 9.00 am -17.00.

Sacristy - between the Basilica and the Chapel of Our Lady's vestry, built in the years 1653 -1659. Her vault frescoes adorn made in the late seventeenth century by Charles Dankwart. The side walls are decorated with large size seventeenth-century paintings showing the life of hermits. Cabinets vestry from the mid-seventeenth century. In the depths of the sacristy placed altar with a statue of St.. Wenceslas, the Czech King and the image of Christ crucified. Deserve special attention lawaterz and marble stoup Dębnik (1740), located at the entrance to the sacristy.

Nation's Memory Chapel - located in seventeenth-century bell tower, located between the Basilica and statue of Father Kordeckiego, the heroic defenders of Jasna Gora. The Nation's Memory Chapel urns found a place to the ground is wet with the blood of fighting for a free Poland insurgents of 1831 and 1863, "the soldiers of World War I, the defensive war against the Bolsheviks in 1920., And soldiers fighting on the fronts of World War II (Westerplatte, Monte Cassino, Tobruk , Narvik. Arnhem. Falaise, Kolobrzeg). There are remains of the Warsaw Uprising (1944), Army soldiers, killed in Nazi concentration camps, prisons, and in Stalin's camps.

Marian Hall - on the site of the old building, located on the right side of the entrance gates to the Sanctuary and serving as a home for workers, was built after 1920. Spowiednicę. In the fifties, it was transformed in the Marian Hall. Since that time, the Jasna Gora is different exhibitions related to the life of the Church in Poland. Currently there are here, among other things, souvenirs of the President of the Second Republic Ignacy Moscicki, the Primate Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, certificates of Polish martyrdom in the twentieth century, and a collection of votive candles around the world.
Vary Jasna Gora - the remains of the old fortifications of the monastery. The construction was started on the initiative of the shafts of Sigismund III Vasa in 1620. Course work on the fortification was interested in King Ladislaus IV. Founded square fortress with bastions at ostrożach characteristic, surrounded by a moat and Gothic embankments. Fortress to hold three of the siege - the Swedes in 1655. Russians in 1771., And the Austrians in 1809.

Way of the Cross - monastery in the park that surrounds three sides of the walls of the Sanctuary (former moat of the fortress), built in the years 1900 -1913 Way of the Cross, made according to a design by Stefan Schiller. On monumental plinths of the powerful and polished granite boulders are cast in bronze figures representing 14 stations by the Warsaw sculptor Pius Weloński.
It has become a tradition of Jasna Gora pilgrimage that almost every group celebrates the devotion of the Cross here. Pilgrims often move from one station to another on his knees.

Bastions - Carefully old fortifications square Jasna Gora fortress complex in the first half of the eighteenth century. Currently serve as vantage points on the ramparts of Jasna Góra. Received the name from the names of its founders:
Bastion south - western - Lubomirski (called St. Barbara):
Bastion north - west - Morsztyns (Bastion St. Rocha);
Bastion north - east - Szaniawskiego (called St. Holy Trinity);
Bastion south - east - Potocki (also called the Royal. Kordeckiego or St. Jacob).

Bastion St. Roch -jedyny still surviving fragment "Fortalitium marianum." Fortress of Jasna Gora, named in 1639 by King Władysław IV Vasa "Fortalitium marianum" military crew served. The fortress was one of the many strongholds of the Republic, however, is attributed to its exceptional importance. Was a defensive residence of Our Lady of Czestochowa. Bastion of St. Roch was discovered during renovation works bastion of the north-west in the 90s XX century. After the modernization and transformation serves as a place of exhibition of militaria and memorabilia national uprisings.
Inside the bastion available to explore the walls and route leads through artillery casemates, which was conducted defense fortifications during the Swedish invasion. To celebrate the Jubilee celebrations of the 350th anniversary of Defence of Jasna Gora was here set to mock the "Panorama of the siege of Jasna Gora monastery" by Roman Gustav Wozniak artist from Cracow.
Opening pm. 9.00-17.00, November - February 9.00 -16.00.


Treasury - is located above the sacristy. It was built in the second half of the nineteenth century. Its interior is designed by the architect Adam Szyszko-Bohusz. The visitors made available as part of the exhibition of treasures and votive offerings of high artistic value, donated Jasna Gora by kings, nobles, lords, bishops, popes, and the common people, by the people famous and unknown people. The oldest relics contained in the Treasury, dating from the early fifteenth century. The largest part of the collection dates back to the seventeenth century. Among the exhibits are the vestments and liturgical vessels, paintings and votive plates, as well as secular objects: jewelery, orders, medals and militaria. It should be distinguished: the fifteenth-century chasuble Hungarian monstrance of 1542, cross reliquary of 1510 years, wedding gifts, and gifts of the royal Habsburg Michael Korybut Wisniowiecki, Queen Bona, Augustus III of Saxony, Stefan Batory Foundation, Queen Eleanor, and John III Sobieski. Votive offerings presented in the Treasury are also gifts from: Nicholas Radziwill, Tadeusz Kosciuszko, 0 Kordeckiego Augustine, Melchior Wankowicza, Polish Primate Stefan Wyszynski and papal gifts.
Open codzienniewgodz.9.00-17.00, November-December 9.00-16.00.

Museum of the 600th anniversary of the Jasna Gora - located in a former convent printing exhibition divided thematically into three parts: the history of the law, the worship of the image of Our Lady of Czestochowa and musical instruments and arts and crafts - including , coffin portraits and epitaph. Here are gathered the gifts donated by prisoners of concentration camps and the people interned in the eighties. These are the votive offerings of extraordinarily profound pronunciation of religious and patriotic.
Timing  9.00-17.00. November - February 9.00 -16.00.

Knights' Hall - representative early Baroque hall of Jasna Gora, adjacent to the top of the Chapel of Our Lady. It was built in 1647; served as the hall debates, meetings and conventions. In the Knight's Hall King John Casimir gave the audience and chairs! deliberations senators. In 1936 took place in the First Plenary Synod of the reborn Polish. Gathered here seventeenth-century paintings depicting important events in the history of the monastery.
Open every day. 5.00- 21.30.

Golgotha Jasnogorska Jerzy Duda-Player - on the upper floor of the entrance part of the Chapel of Our Lady, so called. outbuildings, found its location eighteen large paintings by Jerzy Duda-which put us in a world full of unrest present. Duda-player always represented the world of real people: slightly deformed, ugly, inferior, funny or pathetic. Against the background of this bizarre crowd as a contemporary and historical, everyday and holiday, typical and exceptional artist sets the suffering, how the human Christ, devoid of charm, humiliated and winning at the same time, Jesus, to which each of us can come close to your suffering without fear of rejection. Jerzy Duda-Player did not treat the Passion as a historical event, past, closed, already outdated. The Passion of Jesus Christ takes place here and now, in all of us, and her witnesses, if not accomplices, we all do.
Open every day. 5.00-21.30.

Jasna Gora information
The Day of Jasna Gora
Jasna Gora is open from 5.00 - 21.30
5.30 Hours in honor of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
6.00 The unveiling of the Miraculous Image of Our Lady

Mass in the Chapel of Our Lady
Monday - Friday for hours. 6.00,7.00,7.30,8.00 (Latin). 9.30,11.00,15.30,18.30
Sunday and holidays: 6.00,7.00,8.00 (Latin), 9.30,11.00,12.00,15.30,18.30,20.15
Saturday: 6.00,6.30,7.00,7.30,

Mass in the Basilica
Monday - Friday: at. 5.30,6.00,6.30,7.00,7.30,8.00,9.00
Sunday and holidays: 5.30,6.30,8.00,9.30,11.00,13.00,17.00,19.00
Saturday: 6.00,6.30,7.00,7.30,8.00,9.00
6.00 - 21.00 - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel of Adoration
13.30 - Unveiling Image (working days)
14.00 - Unveiling Image (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)
12.00 - Obstruction of the Miraculous Image of Our Lady
(Saturdays, Sundays and holidays hours. 13.00)
16.00 - Rosary. On Sundays and public holidays at. 16.15
21.00-appeal Jasna Gora
21.30-4.30 - Prayer Vigil (if held)
hours of unveiling and obstruction Image may vary depending on traffic pilgrimage.


Jasna Góra Monastery has been founded by Prince Ladislaus of Opole for imported from Hungary, the Pauline Order. Foundation Gala was held in 1382. and two years later, Prince Wladyslaw offered monastery imported from Rus, surrounded by then worship and reverence, the Miraculous Image of Our Lady with the Child. Bringing the image meant that within ten years from the date of foundation, Jasna Gora steel is one of the most famous places of pilgrimage. In the twentieth century image of Our Lady of Jasna Gora called the image of the Black Madonna.
According to tradition the image of the Mother of God was painted by St.. Luke the Evangelist on a tabletop, where Holy Family prayed and ate meals.
Studies have shown, however, that image was originally a Byzantine icon, dating from the VI-VIII., Which the Rus were brought to Jasna Gora. In 1655 the siege of Jasna Gora durable Swedish troops are described, inter alia, in "The Deluge" by Henryk Sienkiewicz. W1656, after the victory over the Swedes, King Jan Kazimierz in the solemn vow in the Department of the Lviv announced the Blessed Virgin Mary Queen of Polish.
Miraculous Image of Our Lady was crowned with the papal tiaras in 1717 "
Pope John Paul II expressed about the Shrine of Jasna Gora as "... about the beating heart of the Nation".
The tradition of pilgrimage to Jasna Gora Sanctuary dates back to the beginnings of existence, that is, 1382. Assumed. Jasna Gora that is currently fifth in the world among places of pilgrimage (after Varanasi in India, Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Lourdes in France and Rome, Italy). Shrine of Jasna Gora visited approx. 4.5 million pilgrims each year.
Jasna Gora leads about 50 pilgrimage routes extending throughout the Polish, and their length varies from a few to several hundred kilometers. The biggest traffic pilgrimage takes place during the main ceremony Marian:

May 3 - Feast of Our Lady Queen of Polish
July 16 - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
August 15 - Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
August 26 - Feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa -Jasnogorskiej
September 8 - Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
September 12 - Feast of the Holy Name of Mary Mary.

The peak pilgrimage traffic falls in August. On 8 -15 and 22 - 30 August comes to Czestochowa 75% of all pedestrian pilgrimage.
The special was August 1991, when it was held Jasna Gora Sixth World Youth Day with the Holy Father. The city played host to approx. 1, 5 million young people.
The rich tradition of pilgrimage to Jasna Gora reaching six centuries and became a kind of religious and social phenomenon in the world. Bring together representatives of the various states, professions, movements, communities from all parishes in Poland.

Calendar of events Jasna Gora is available at

Confession hours: 6.00 - 20.00
There is a possibility of confession St. in other languages by appointment at Jasna Gora Information Center or the Sacristy.