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Address: Rakowicka, 42, Krakow 31-511, Poland
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Description: 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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A place to think about life.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Krakow, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 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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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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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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Bimingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We went to visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery over the road (my husband has a research interest) I found the memorial to the Polish soldiers who died defending the city from invasion very powerful But this older cemetery, which we walked back through, is fascinating-in the way Pere Lachaise in Paris is . The section with 'artists' in I found... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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County Dublin, Ireland
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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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