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Marta Chmielowska - Private Guide in Krakow

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Black Madonna

Private tour in Czestochowa

Tour Price : 500PLZ this is 178 USD or 122 Euro Duration : 7-8 hours Languages: English

Poland is truly a remarkable place for religious people and pilgrims. It attracts millions of pilgrims and ordinary tourists each year due to the fact that there are many monasteries, sacred places and shrines.

The Black Madonna icon which is kept in the Jasna Gora monastery is definitely worth seeing. There are lots of exciting and mystic legends linked with that icon. It is worth noting that even today the date of the icon’s composition and its origins are still unclear and cause lots of serious discussions among scholars. Excursion with private guide in Warsaw. It is impossible to determine the actual date of the appearance of the Black Madonna icon because its original image was badly damages and then fully erased. Medieval artists tried to restore the damaged areas of the icon, but it turned out that the paint they were using sloughed off the image. That’s why they had to erase the whole icon and paint a new one. They used the original panel, because it was believed that it was a cypress table top taken from the house of the Holy Family. According to the legend St. Luke was the one who painted the first variant of the icon.

As your private guide in Poland I will tell you many other facts linked to the sacred icon. For many centuries it was kept in Poland but initially it appeared in Jerusalem. People say that the Black Madonna has saved the Jasna Gora monastery for many times. Tour in Warsaw. The first miracle took place during the Swedish invasion in the 17th century, which actually changed the course of the war.

After that the Black Madonna was crowned as the Queen and Protector of Poland. According to some other legends it was also the Black Madonna who saved the Jasna Gora monastery from a terrible fire. As the result of the fire its flesh tone pigments darkened. Due to the presence of the Black Madonna icon the monastery is considered to be the most popular sacred place in the whole Poland. We can combine this tour with a private tour in Krakow if you like. 

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: 500PLZ this is 178 USD or 122 Euro
Duration: 7-8 hours
Group Size: 1-8
Languages: English
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :NO
Hotel pick-up:YES
Drop-off :YES
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):NO
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :NO
Translation services :NO
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :NO
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :NO
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :NO
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :YES