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Address: Rakowicka, 42, Krakow 31-511, Poland
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The parents and older brother of Pope John Paul II rest in peace at this...

The parents and older brother of Pope John Paul II rest in peace at this centuries-old cemetery.

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Catholic Cemetery

Lovely old cemetery. While not everyone's cup of tea, if you like history and a look into the past this is for you. Very peaceful place to spend a bit of reflective time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Lovely old cemetery. While not everyone's cup of tea, if you like history and a look into the past this is for you. Very peaceful place to spend a bit of reflective time.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

So glad to have visited Kraków during all saints day on the 1st November. We headed down to the cemetery on the tram with everyone else and had a lovely wander around the cemetery in the evening with all the candles on all the graves. It was a lovely atmosphere and a really unique sight. It was a lovely celebration... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

A must see if you are in Krakow on holiday. Very old with interesting statuary. I went on All Souls Day which is a national holiday in Poland. Thousands of people head to the cemeteries to place candles and flowers on the tombs of the departed. Quite beautiful, especially after it got dark. Went by taxi from the Old Town.... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Wander around the place full of old monuments and historic vaults. There are sections dedicated to Polish resistance and freedom fighters, various armies' soldiers and famous people. This is a monument of art. But take someone with you who knows the place - it is rather large. Worth seeing on November 1 - Polish All Saints' Day - then it... More 

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Thank Teresa A
Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Krakow's Oldest Catholic Cemetery. It is also the cemetery where Pope John Paul 2nd parents are buried. A lot of monuments and graves from 1st and 2nd world war. Lovely cemetery art - tombstones and angels overlooking the graves. Interesting walk during autumns when the leaves fall - due to high number of lovely trees

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Krakow, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

really nothing special to see in this cemetery. Just a very straightforward with a few impressive greave stones if you are into that. certainly would not call it an attraction or something a tourist should endeavor to see.. unless you happen to be there on Nov 1

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

It might sound as a strange thing to do, but every city/country I visit I try to go to the cemetery. It always says a lot about the country, it's a place for me to think about life...looking at all those beautiful monuments...enjoying silence.... If you want to escape from the busy touristic areas in Kraków, make a walk to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Visited here to visit the CWGC section of this massive cemetery. It is split in two by a road. To the north is a mainly military section. This contains the CWGC section. It is beautifully maintained. There are also Polish and German sections to this cemetery all are looked after well. Well worth a visit.

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Me and a friend went there to see the graves of the famous Polish poets that are buried there. There are many flowers placed at these graves. Many of the graves at this cemetery are very old. The oldest me and my friend found was from 1801, but there are many too weathered to read, so it could well be... More 

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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A visit at night time on November 1st is not to be missed. On all saints day literally thousands of beautiful coloured candles adorn the graves and it's quite breathtaking

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