Places which you will see during this trip belong to the most important ones on the papal trail of Pope John Paul II. Their peculiarity and uniqueness confirm this fact. Each year thousands of tourists and pilgrims visit these places.
Wadowice is a small, quiet city situated about 50 km from Krakow. It is the hometown of Karol Wojtyła, the late Pope of John Paul II. Here he grew up.
Important places which are worth visiting:
• The family house of John Paul II: Karol Józef Wojtyła was born in 1920 in this house. Nowadays the house is a museum with expositions of gathered illustrations of important moments from the life of the Polish Pope.
• The Basilica St. Mary: this baroque church was built in the 17th century in the center of Wadowice. It is located on the square of John Paul II. In this church Karol Wojtyła was baptized. The basilica is also known for its wonderful image of the Calvary Mother of God.
Kalwaria Zebrzydowska is a centre of pilgrimage. The painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Kalwaria (Polish for Calvary), situated in the Bernadine (Grey Friar) Monastery, has been granted many miracles. Kalwaria is also a complex of 42 chapels and churches connected by Paths of Passion and the Mother of God. The „Cultural & Landscape Complex of the Monastery and Pilgrimage Park of the Bernadine Fathers” (officially name) is since 1999 listed on the UNESCO Cultural and Natural World Heritage List
To extend your day, you could consider combining this tour with a short visit to the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki and the “Have No Fear!” John Paul II Centre in the town of Łagiewniki (near Krakow center). The “Have No Fear!” John Paul II Centre in Krakow is the most important center of the Polish Pope’s work himself. It is John Paul II’s spiritual church. It is an expression of gratitude of the Polish nation and all people of good will who feel closely connected with John Paul II as a person and his work, regardless of their nationality or origin.
|TOUR – PRICE / PEOPLE||REGULAR||BIGER GROUP*|
|JP II Route – basic program||220||contact us|
|JP II Route – extended program||260||contact us|
* prices in PLN, price per person
* minimum 2 people
* price is negotiable for large groups