St. Mary of Bistrica Sanctuary
Sanctuary in Marija Bistrica is the most famous Marian shrine in Croatia, and has long played an important role in the religious life of Croats. In the shrine, the statue of Our Lady with a child in her arms is worshipped. This miraculous statue was set on the altar in 1684 and at that time the pilgrimages to this holy place have began. The shrine is visited by believers from all over Croatia, and also from foreign countries. In 1688, many healings were already recorded. In 1715, the Croatian Parliament raised a votive altar and declared Marija Bistrica to be a national shrine. The most significant event was the consecration of Alojzije Stepinac and the visit of Pope John Paul II. Some of the most important pilgrimages are named: St. Margaret’s pilgrimage, the Transformation of the Lord, Pentecost pilgrimage, the Nativity of Mary and others.
Trg pape Ivana Pavla II, Marija Bistrica 49246
46.005120, 016.119039 (46°00’18.4″N, 016°07’08.5″E)
00385 (0)49 469 156
GPS coordinates: 46.005120, 016.119039 (46°00’18.4″N, 016°07’08.5″E)
Address: Trg pape Ivana Pavla II, Marija Bistrica 49246
Marija Bistrica is located in the city of the same name at the John Paul II’s Square, around 35 kilometers away from Zagreb
If you are driving with a car show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do Marije Bistrice koja se nalazi u istoimenom mjestu, na Trgu pape Ivana Pavla II, oko 35 kilometara je udaljena od Zagreba. Hvala!
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas da me uputite prema Mariji Bistrici koja se nalazi u istoimenom mjestu, na Trgu pape Ivana Pavla II, oko 35 kilometara je udaljena od Zagreba. Hvala!