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I was here many, many times but never enough. This whole place, church and around church is so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pula, Croatia
Scenic drive

A scenic drive from Zagreb had us arrive at the village of Marija Bistrica it is indeed... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
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Marija Bistrica, Croatia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here many, many times but never enough. This whole place, church and around church is so peaceful for me, that I can sit here for hours doing nothing. Just enjoying holy and blessed atmosphere. Marija Bistrica is number one place for pilgrimage, you...More

Thank lutakmoj
Reviewed August 23, 2018

A scenic drive from Zagreb had us arrive at the village of Marija Bistrica it is indeed picturesque. The church sits beautifully within the village environment, we walked up to the church hearing singing as we walked. The church was full and a service was...More

Thank NswAustraliaDidi
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Considering the small size of the village, this church is a marvel. It has beautiful proportions and amazing windows. It is also impressively clean and immaculately maintained. A peaceful and beautiful harbour in remote Croatia. Our guide told us the Black Madonna is merely the...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We passed by randomly. In the distance you can see a market and beautiful buildings. We decided to park and visit. This is a village in the area. There's a temple here of the Black Madonna. We went into the church - charming. Highly recommended...More

Thank אלי ת
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Marija Bistrica is one of the most spiritual place in Croatia with beautiful church. Place for pilgrims and those who are not pilgrims. In Marija Bistrica is Black Madonna statue. Here you can spend time in prayer and meditation.

Thank Tatyana_Zagreb
Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

Although the church is situated in small village, due to the great numbers of pilgrims church has been designed by famous architect Herman Bolle. Must see

Thank Leo P
Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful church dedicated to Mother Mary where Pope John Paul II held holy mass. All around is green and peaceful hills of Zagorje

Thank Jasna J
Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

While visiting friends in Zagreb, we ventured to Marija Bistrica to find my wife some of the handmade toys the region in known for. My friend brought us to this town and we had to see the church. Beautiful architecture and an interesting history. Love...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed February 24, 2016

Attended a Holy Mass held at the open grounds. You can also have the Stations of the Cross on a nearby hill.

Thank MarQui_Ph
Reviewed November 13, 2015

Huge Basilica and you can see it far far away. Surrounding path is full of stalls selling saint cross or lanterns. Full of faith people to see the black face Saint Mary. The priest can bless for you but I am not sure if it...More

Thank Achilles_Hsieh
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