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I have just returned from a solo night time visit on All Saints Day to join the crowds honouring... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
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I love walking around old cemeteries to view the amazing artwork on the tombs. These historic... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2017
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The parents and older brother of Pope John Paul II rest in peace at this centuries-old cemetery.
ul. Rakowicka 42, Krakow 31-521, Poland
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

I have just returned from a solo night time visit on All Saints Day to join the crowds honouring the dead. An amazing experience on all levels. A procession with prayers in Polish began after I arrived at 9.00pm and made its way slowly around...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

I love walking around old cemeteries to view the amazing artwork on the tombs. These historic cemeteries also have many famous people buried in them so it's interesting to see the famous burial sites.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

Greeted by a memorial to the late Pope it is good to see the different cultures and races represented. Our object was to view the British Commonwealth War Graves,immaculately cared for.Polish families also treat their forebears relics with love and respect and it is a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Richard P
Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Most of my family is buried on this cemetery. I go there quite regularly (if only I manage to find the time) to visit my father, my grandma and others. It's the main one in Cracow, you can find graves of many famous Poles there...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Simon S
Reviewed November 6, 2016

The main cemetery of Krakow, there are many famous Poles buried there. There isn't any super-spectacular tomb, maybe with the exception for Matejko's (the famous Polish painter) tomb. It is a good place for a short walk and reverie.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Stanislaw1972
Reviewed September 16, 2016

I visited this amazing cemetery on a hot day and it was a place of cool respite from the heat and crowds of Krakow. The cemetery is huge and has some famous people buried here: Jan Matejko, Tadeusz Pankiewicz, Pope John Paul II’s parents Karol...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

If you want a peaceful place to wander for a few hours, this is it. There are some beautiful graves to visit and some lovely statues. It's a massive place and not very well signposted, but if you can get past that it's a great...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed July 18, 2016

Well, we are visiting old cemeteries everywhere we can. This cemetery is for sure worth to visit if you are interested in heritage and past. But, you should be very patient, and you should print-out the plan, better with the graves you want to see...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank PaK83
Reviewed June 23, 2016

Rakowicki Cemetery is a cemetery in Poland, located in the centre of Kraków. it is Lovely old cemetery. While not everyone's cup of tea. Also it is one of many important cemeteries in Poland with more than 200 years since its foundation.The cemetery has an...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank TaherAlbaghliJulian
Reviewed May 20, 2016

The Rakowicki Cemetery obviously receives a huge amount of TLC and, in some sections, it's almost like a manicured garden, within a park. There's an abundance of fine funerary sculptures and a variety of war memorial monuments. Many of the wide alleyways between tombstones are...More

Date of experience: May 2016
5  Thank starlightShanghai
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March 30, 2016|
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Response from Teresa A | Reviewed this property |
The inquiring person contact the Felician Sisters in Cracow on line (in English) and ask. The cemetery only shows the location of the Ursuline sisters.
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getting back from Rakowicki cemetery at night (5 Replies)
I'll be visiting this cemetery at the end of the day on November first. I'm staying at Cracowdays Apartments, just off Karmelicka, west of old town. Would it be better to walk back after dark or take the tram? If I do walk, which route would you recommend? (older female traveling alone). Also, if anyone knows what the area around Cracowdays is like, I would appreciate knowing anything about it. Thanks!
October 18, 2013|
Response fromcasey128|
theres a tram that goes right to the gate of the cemetary...and of course theres a tram line on karmalicka.....so ask at your hotel for the tram to take you there....the cemetary should be mobbed that night so you should be safe....karmelicks has alot of restaurants etc and is quite busy as the tram goes there.....intersects the old town so your hotel is close
Kirsty G
Sydney, Australia
Krakow in July '13 - few questions (14 Replies)
My boyfriend and I are travelling to krakow on the 26th of July this year and we're touching down at 7pm. We then have 3 full days there (27, 28, 29) and then leave on the 30th to go to Paris midday so we have the morning there. I was wondering if someone could help me with an idea of what to do on the 3 days... I want to go to Auschwitz one day and spend the day there (possibly get a private driver, or should I get a bus? If so, what bus company is good?) Also, should I get a tour guide or...More
April 16, 2013|
Response fromandrewashcroftsnr|
Hi Kirsty,im taking the liberty of posting previous trip reports hoping it may be of some assistance. arrival, and first impressions Its nice to fall in love again at my age, but truly did with this wonderful city. left home at 4 am 8/5/07,proceeded to Glasgow Prestwick, used carpark no 7, long term,, 22.50 pounds weekly, excellent service there and on our return.. Good flight arriving Krakow approx 11 am to be met by a Mercedes arranged by mail by Grodska apartments, cost 60 zl. The...More
Fort 12 Luneta Warszawska (4 Replies)
Hiya We'll be back in Krakow in November and whilst checking how to get to Rakowicki Cemetery I discovered Fort 12 Luneta Warszawska is nearby. I'm really struggling to find much about it in English and wondering if the fort can be accessed by the public as we'd like to see it before heading to the cemetery. Thanks in advance.
August 28, 2014|
Response fromewainkrakow|
Yes, it's open - you can go there and walk around, although the building is private property so be prepared for some questions. There are a few small businesses hidden away inside, including a coffee roaster.