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“Amazing architectural building”
Review of Pauline Monastery

Pauline Monastery
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US$103.76*
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Czestochowa Historical tour from Krakow Including...
Ranked #4 of 30 things to do in Czestochowa
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 3 August 2012

Even though the monastery is over flowing with pilgrims and tourists,you still find chance to find your own little space to contemplate the stunning architecture and exquisite works of fine arts.
Some people are put off visiting due to the swarms of pilgrims but don't let you put you off,you can take a guided tour but still enjoy your visit even on your own and at your own pace if that way inclined.
This isn't just a place of worship,it's baroque spirit was also modelled so that it was a strong hold to stop invading armies,it's fortifications are truly impressive.
It does really matter what time of day you go,it's always busy,going on religious holidays is on my experience a no no,try going first thing in the morning has always been favourable for me.
You can get food here but if on a budget,take your own or go a find one of the many fine restaurants in walking distance of Jasna,you'll be surprised how cheap it is to eat in czestochowa.
You can also at certain times of the day get yourself blessed or get them to bless items that you can find in the many religious shops surrounding,you are expected if given a blessing to make a donation.

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Reviewed 12 October 2011

I had planned on visiting Jasna Gora by train but I spoke with someone at Cracowtours and signed up to do the private tour with one of their guides. I'm so glad it worked out that way! My guide was Andrew who took me and another couple in a private car to Jasna Gora. We departed at 8am and ride took about 2 hrs. Andrew gave us excellent commentaries on what we were seeing as we drove. Gave an excellent tour! We departed Jasna Gora at 12:30 and Andrew took us to Pieskowa Skala castle. Beautiful castle with fantastic museum inside. Andrew provided an excellent tour of the museum. We returned around 4:30pm. Excellent value, excellent tour, highly recommend Andrew!

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Reviewed 30 September 2011

Be prepared to see thousands of tourists/pilgims/school groups, etc., at this site. The architecture is beautiful and the tour guides are very accommodating; Food is available but tend to be long lines when many groups are present for tours. If a church service is taking place in the main cathedral, be prepared for only a quick glimpse as you are walked by the Black Madonna painting.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018
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Reviewed 10 April 2018
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