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Category: Cultural Heritage
The Church of Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Żarki

In the town of Żarki town located near Zawiercie, in the Polish Jura, one can find the Shrine of Our Lady of Leśniów, the Patroness of the Families. A miraculous statue of Our Lady with the Child is worshipped in the sanctuary. The statue is said to have been brought to Leśniów by Vladislaus II of Opole at the end of the fourteenth century. The sculpture adorns the main altar of the church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in whose neighborhood there is a monastery of the Pauline Fathers.

Location
street Leśniowska 99
42-310 Żarki
Żarki
Kraków-Częstochowa Jura
in the city/town
Contact data
: +48 34 3148022
: +48 34 3161072
General Information
: churches
Prices & amenities
: admission free
Availability
: whole year
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