Pilgrimages in Europe
- SANCTUAIRE DE MARIAZELL
Beginning of the tour in Warsaw, guided tour of the old city listed as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO: the Castle Square, symbol of resistance against the Nazis, the Gothic Cathedral of St. John where were crowned the last Polish kings, the Market Square, a magnificent blend of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque style houses.
Then departure for Zelazowa Wola, the village where the famous pianist Frédéric Chopin was born in 1810.
Continuation to the Marian Sanctuary of Jasna Gora, high place of pilgrimage where every year, faithful of the whole world come to pray the Black Virgin.
Czestochowa – The monastery was founded in 1382 to welcome Paulins from Hungary. Arrival in Krakow, you will discover the old town: St. Florian Street, shopping street of the city as well as the Florian Gate and the Barbican, the Market Square, the Cloth Hall and its Gothic buildings.
On the way to Wieliczka, a thousand-year-old tradition site, UNESCO Natural Heritage Site. You will visit the salt mine where you will discover the chapel of Blessed Kinga, a real cathedral in salt crystals.
Departure for Kalwaria, visit of the Bernese Conventual World Heritage Site; Founded in the 17th century, it now hosts huge crowds visiting successively the miraculous icon of the Virgin and the 42 ordeals, oratories and baroque chapels scattered on the wooded slopes of the surrounding hills.
The next destination is Prague, where you will visit the castle where Czech kings, the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire, the presidents of Czechoslovakia, then the Czech Republic, sat or sit.
Our Lady of Altötting is a Bavarian sanctuary in southern Germany, whose Black Virgin dates from the ninth century. During the terrible period of Nazism, the sanctuary and its pilgrims were persecuted; yet the crowd to Our Lady of Altötting only increased.
Mariazell is Austria’s oldest Marian sanctuary and the most important pilgrimage of Central Europe. Its origins date back to 1157, when a Benedictine monk, Magnus, of the convent of S. Lamberto, was sent to this region by his abbot to preach the gospel.
Free visit of the old city of Vienna and St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
Szentendre is a beautiful little town 20 kilometers from Budapest. Many artists live here and make the city culturally very rich.
Finally Budapest will amaze you by its architecture and its many panoramic views that the city offers.