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Birthplace of Pope John Paul II

Address: Wadowice, Poland
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Wadowice
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Nashville, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Approximately 30-45 minutes south, southwest of Krakow, is the town of Wadowice, where John Paul II was born and grew up as a child. His birthplace home has been under renovation the past few years, however, is now opened, once again. No expense has been spared to restore the home to how it was in his childhood years. A lot... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

After visiting Auswitz Musieum we arrived late to Wadowice, everything was closed except the Church They had a fire in front of the Church. It was for the Bishop to light the first candle and then every body lights theirs from him. What I saw was a lovely Minor Basilica with a statue of St. Paul John II with flowers... More 

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Orlová
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85 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Wadowice is a small city in southern Poland 50 km from Kraków. It is knouw for being birthpalce of Karol Wojtyla (1920), later knouwn as bishop of Kraków and Pope John Paul II. (1978-2005). Very nice ii Wadowice is Basilica Blessed Virgin Mary.

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Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

THis trip enabled us to walk in the footsteps of St John Paul,where we visited many places where he worked and stayed.The exhibition in his home town was fully informative with a lovely guide who made this visit special.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The square is really neat. There are stars throughout the centre that depict where the pope appeared and when. The architecture and sites are very well maintained and clean. A lot to see and explore.

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Nola, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

There aren't words for describe how much wonderful was been inside the museum and the church of Pope. Inside the museum can listen all about the life of Pope, walk inside the home where he grew up and look a lot of objects about him life. I advice to all those who loved him to go to this wonderful place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

When were in Krakow,we decided to explore more and discover other places.That's when we decided to go to Wadowice.I myself find it very satisfying despite the two and half hour drive from the city.It is the birthplace of St.John Paul 2.We were able to enter to his museum wherein we were able to see his things that he personally used... More 

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Visited Wadowice after Auschwitz before returning to Krakow with my wife and mother. After a visit to the Basilica and a stroll round the square we attempted to get tickets for here. As soon as we tried to communicate and they realised we were speaking English we were more or less ignored. Ok so there may not have been tickets... More 

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Milan, Italy
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22 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This a must while you are in Poland, we didn't expected a so professional museum, a lot of technology and everything about Pope John Paul II life, you can see a lot of details about him. A must before going to this place, book your ticket, get your travel agency to buy it, your hotel, or someone, we got there... More 

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I have been to a wide variety of churches around the world - including the vatican - and this is by far the most beautiful church I have ever been to. Unforfunately when I visited there was construction, but regardless it was beautiful. A must visit!

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