The Holy Virgin Mary Chapel in Czestochowa
The Holy Virgin Mary Chapel is the Gothic Chapel with the Black Madonna picture. That famous and sacred picture placed in the Baroque ebony altar is highly regarded for many miracles that make it the object of pilgrims devotion from all parts of the Globe. In 1662 – 1664 the Chapel was extended by a three – nave Baroque building, which is now an outstanding example of Polish architecture of the Counter-Reformation period.
The third part of the Chapel was added in 1929. Adjacent to the Chapel you can find the Basilica of the Invention of the Cross and the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, two superb masterpieces of the Baroque architecture. The vaults are covered with frescoes dating from the late 17th century. The main altar is exquisite example of the late Baroque art. Three 17th century chapels adjoin the Basilica.
Mondays – Sundays – 5:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.