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Birthplace of Pope John Paul II

Wadowice, Poland
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Wadowice
Type: Historic Sites
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Beautiful place. Church was very peaceful and all visitors showed great respect, the only disappointment was the family home was closed. We could not meet anyone who was speaking English which caused communication difficulties.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Beautiful small town during autumn. gave us an insight as to how Pope JP II grew up. Also had a taste of the famous Pope Cake- Wadowice Papiesky which was very nice. Definitely worth the side trip.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Being able to visit Pope John Paul's birthplace where everything started was a privelege, being a devoted Catholic esp prior to His proclamation being a Saint... The Church itself is so magnificent. Eating Pope John's fave cake, " kremowka papieska " is a plus!

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Osijek, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Visiting a place where Pope John Paul II was born, seeing his birth house, places where he lived, prayed, and worked... Just amazing. To be where one of the greatest people in 20th century was... amazing

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The area is beautifully kept. The house where Pope John Paul 11 was born and raised was unfortunately still being refurbished as a museum so we could not go inside but some things were being exhibited in a nun's convent near by. Plenty of things to see and souvenirs to buy and the famous cheesecake which was also enjoyed by... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We visited this museum to learn more about the Polish pope who ruled over the catholic church for many years. You can find picture of the boy, student and young man that found his vocational call among all other possible professional directions, a young talented man could pursue. The entrance fee is moderate at PLN 5.00 per adult visitor.

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Nothing to see there. Just polish sellers of everything. Thay just make buissnes, pope should be angry

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

It was so awsome to actually be in the presence of the place where John Paul actually lived and where he began his wonderful carerr. I will never forget this

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

What joy to go to Wadowice and walk in Pope John Paul's footsteps. To see where he was born to pray in the church he prayed in, and to even taste his special cream cake.......everyone in Wadowice that day was eating his cream cake was very special. I would recommend a drive to this lovely little town, Wadowice and enjoy... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

What a nice area to see!! We took a bus from Krakow and it took around an hour. We went on a Sunday and went to Mass first at the church on the square. Gorgeous church and a very crowded mass, get there early for seats. The tourist office behind the church was helpful and the woman spoke English. She... More

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