Jasna Góra Monastery
The Jasna Góra Monastery (pronounced Yasna Gura) is located in the city of Czestochowa, southern Poland. It is famous because there is a very famous icon of the Virgin, Our Lady of Czestochowa, the realization of which is attributed to the evangelist Luke. The sanctuary is linked to the founding of the Order of St. Paul the First Hermit and the monks and is the most important pilgrimage site in the country. It stands on a small hill with a high steeple. It occupies about five hectares. It has a surrounding park on three sides and a large open space inside for the big manifestacines. The monastery consists of two square buildings of the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries connected by a seventeenth century arch.