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Rakowicki Cemetery

Rakowicka, 42, Krakow 31-511, Poland
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Ranked #30 of 135 attractions in Krakow
Type: Cemeteries
Description: The parents and older brother of Pope John Paul II rest in peace at this centuries-old cemetery.
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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I've never seen a cemetery like it. This fantastic cemetery holds a memorial for the Holocaust victims, so it's great for anyone who is interested in this. Also contains some amazing tombs, crypts and very grand Graves and head stones as well as war Graves. This cemetery is beautifully maintained and peaceful. Definitely worth visiting while in Krakow.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

While visiting a cemetery is probably not at the top of a tourist's list of things to do in a new city, Krakow provides the exception. Poland has a long history of honoring one's deceased loved ones on All Saint's Day with families flocking to cemeteries with grave decorations that include elaborate flower arrangements and candles to light at night.... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

If you are a person who finds cemeteries interesting then this one is a must see. It is easy to get to on the #2 tram line.

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Fife, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We had a very nice weather when we went in April to visit the Commonwealth War Graves and spent far longer than anticipated wandering round this fair sized cemetery (100 acres). Cemeteries are not for everyone but this one is well worth a visit and was very colourful with all the flowers and lanterns and there are a lot of... More

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Nashville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

are buried here. Both sides of his family...the Wojkyta and the Kaczorowscy families. His brother that died in 1932 is here. The Pope would visit here each time he was back in Krakow.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

For those who like to visit cemeterys this one is well worth seeing. Not as beautiful as some Austrian or French cemeteries it still has a large number of older large tombstones and Crypts with quite a bit of sculpture. There are some nice Gothic revival crypts and the cemetery does have a haunting quality. In the middle is an... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Not everyone will enjoy visiting a cemetary, but if you're that sort of person then this is a beautiful and peaceful place to spend an hour or so. There are some particularly moving monuments dedicated to the holocaust and and World War II, and also one for those who died during Communist rule.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We decided to visit here on a spur of the moment on the last night of our trip as it was 1st November - All Saints Day, In Poland, there is a tradition on this day for family to visit the graves of loved ones and leave flowers and candles. During the day, we had been to Auschwitz and going... More

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Opole, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This is not most popular to visit cemeteries, unless someone just like it (as I do). But this one is really worth to visit. It's one of the oldest in Cracow, its full of unusual, interesting, very old tombs, most of them are a pieces of art! There are a nice lanes between the old trees.The most famous Poles are... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We went to see the Commonwealth graves but got caught in a thunderstorm. Sheltered in the main cemetery. What a place. The family tombs are just mind blowing. You feel as if you are on the set of a horror movie. Loads of red squirrels though!!!

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