Częstochowa is a city in a central Poland and is famous for it's Jasna Góra Monastery - the most famous shrine to the Virgin Mary in Poland and the country's greatest place of pilgrimage. We've visited that place twice, first in winter and then during late spring season. It's quite easily accessible from Warsaw by a 3-hour train ride. After arriving at the railway station in Częstochowa - it's almost all the way straight to the Monastery.
Jasna Góra Monastary was founded in 1382 by Pauline monks and has been a pilgrimage destination for hundreds of years, and it contains the most important icon of the Virgin Mary in this part of Europe (Black Madonna of Częstochowa).
Some of the pictures from our trips below, first the winter part:
And during summer: