Sanktuarium Nawiedzenia NMP Tuchów
Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Tuchów
The little town of Tuchów lies among the hills of Pogórze Ciężkowickie.
It is dominated by the great edifices of a baroque church from the second half of the 17th century and of the monastery of the Redemptorists, who have administered the church and its image of the Madonna with Infant Jesus since the 19th century. The author of this 16th century painting remains unknown. It is believed that the first church built on this site in the 11th century was consecrated by St. Stanislaus, hence its full name – Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Stanislaus the Bishop and Martyr. The Madonna of Tuchów, also known as Our Lady of Tarnów, is celebrated during the church fair between 1 and 9 July. Other fairs are organised on 31 May (Visitation of the Virgin Mary) and 8 September (Birth of the Virgin Mary).