Czestochowa is a city laying about 125 km from Cracow which is the spiritual capital of Poland. Every year the sanctuary is also visited by a few million pilgrims from all over the world. It is the most important pilgrimage site connected to Marian devotion of the famous painting of Black Madonna. The sanctuary has been run by the Order of Saint Paul the First Hermit since 1382. The painting has been famous through the ages for miracles and healings therefore, tourists can observe here many thanksgiving offerings. The sanctuary has been already visited by 3 popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI and current pope Francis. The Bright Mountain as the sanctuary is called by the Poles offers much more to tourists: the beautiful basilica, cenacle, Knight’s Chamber, rampart, viewing tower antique Golgotha and museums: Treasury, Museum of 600 Years Anniversary, Treasure of National Memory, Armoury. Częstochowa is a place where you should spend at least one day during trips around Poland.