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Wadowice Tours

A small town in southern Poland, Wadowice is best known as the birthplace of Pope John Paul II. The town has been the site of ermanent settlement since the 10th or 11th century and was once a regional center of crafts and trade. Today its primary industry is tourism, attracting 200,000 visitors each year. The primary attractions are the Museum of John Paul II, set in the home where he lived between 1920 and 1938, and the nearby Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin May, which is where the Pope was baptized, confirmed and served as an altar boy. Stop at the tourism office to pick up a booklet outlining a trail of 11 sights related to Pope John Paul II.

Also worth seeing are the 19th-century houses surrounding Pope John Paul II Square, the Municipal Museum of Marcin Wadowita and the monument to writer Emil Zegadlowicz, who often wrote about Wadowice. Don’t leave without trying kremowka, the town’s famous pastry made of cream, eggs, sugar and brandy.

Practical Info

Wadowice is located about 30 miles southwest of Krakow. Trains from Krakow are infrequent and slow, so a bus or mini-bus is a better option. Mini-buses leave from a parking lot across from the Galeria Krakowska mall, and buses leave from a station on the other side of the mall. The Museum of John Paul II is generally open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with tours conducted in groups of up to 25 people.

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In the Footsteps of John Paul II from Krakow, Krakow, null
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In the Footsteps of John Paul II from Krakow

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While in Poland don't miss your chance to visit Wadowice - childhood home of John Paul ll. Travel through the stunning Beskidy mountain range, pay homage to ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $77.55
Day Trip to Lagiewniki - Wadowice - Kalwaria Zebrzydowska From Krakow, Krakow, Day Trips
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Day Trip to Lagiewniki - Wadowice - Kalwaria Zebrzydowska From Krakow

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Take this St. John Paul II and St. Sister Faustina's remembrance tour by minibus, walking in the Footsteps of Saints. Take a half day pilgrimage, small-group ...  Read more

Location: Kraków, Poland
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $104.23
Private Saint John Paul II Day Trip to Wadowice and Lagiewniki, Krakow, Day Trips
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Private Saint John Paul II Day Trip to Wadowice and Lagiewniki

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This half day private half-day trip will take you to St. Sister Faustina’s Sanctuary, St. John Paul II’s Sanctuary & home town and the Way of the Cross in ...  Read more

Location: Kraków, Poland
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.00

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