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Rakowicki Cemetery

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Address: Rakowicka, 42, Krakow 31-511, Poland
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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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Worth to visit, not very "user friendly"

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
PaK83
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Warsaw, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 directly marked as the only plans there are available at the entrances, there are at... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 area of about 40 hectares with beautiful graveyards and tree.he old part close to Rakowicka... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars 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 lined with benches upon which to sit and just experience the setting. The whole place... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Lovely old cemetery. While not everyone's cup of tea, if you like history and a look into the past this is for you. Very peaceful place to spend a bit of reflective time.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

So glad to have visited Kraków during all saints day on the 1st November. We headed down to the cemetery on the tram with everyone else and had a lovely wander around the cemetery in the evening with all the candles on all the graves. It was a lovely atmosphere and a really unique sight. It was a lovely celebration... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

A must see if you are in Krakow on holiday. Very old with interesting statuary. I went on All Souls Day which is a national holiday in Poland. Thousands of people head to the cemeteries to place candles and flowers on the tombs of the departed. Quite beautiful, especially after it got dark. Went by taxi from the Old Town.... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Wander around the place full of old monuments and historic vaults. There are sections dedicated to Polish resistance and freedom fighters, various armies' soldiers and famous people. This is a monument of art. But take someone with you who knows the place - it is rather large. Worth seeing on November 1 - Polish All Saints' Day - then it... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Krakow's Oldest Catholic Cemetery. It is also the cemetery where Pope John Paul 2nd parents are buried. A lot of monuments and graves from 1st and 2nd world war. Lovely cemetery art - tombstones and angels overlooking the graves. Interesting walk during autumns when the leaves fall - due to high number of lovely trees

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Krakow, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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 via mobile

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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