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The monastery of Jasna Góra in Częstochowa


32 km SE,
41 km SE,
73 km E,
10 km V, 68 km S, 76 km N, 81 km SV, 63 km SE, 103 km SV, 78 km S, 16 km NV, 71 km NV, 144 km SE, 119 km N, 35 km SV, 57 km SE, 52 km NV, 89 km SE, 94 km SV, 98 km S, 89 km NE, 42 km NE, 73 km S, 83 km SV, 52 km SV, 67 km NV, 53 km SE


248.000 (2004)

Location and history

Częstochowa is a large industrial city – but especially known as a religious center and pilgrimage site – on the river Warta in the northern part of Silesia. The city is located in the Kraków-Częstochowa Highlands at an average height of approx. 260 m. The highest points are Góra Ossona (305 m) and Jasna Góra (where the city's famous monastery is located) at 286 m.

Tourist attractions

The Abbey and Church of Jasna Góra

The square in front of the monastery with the gate that forms the main entrance: Brama Lubomirskich

Part of the fortress wall around the monastery


Cannon position on one of the bastions of the monastery

Other Internet sites and sources

Częstochowa (The official site of the city – in Polish and English)

The statue of Pope John Paul II at one of the bastions of the monastery: Bastion Szaniawskich

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