Sanktuarium Swietego Jana Pawla II

Sanktuarium Swietego Jana Pawla II

Sanktuarium Swietego Jana Pawla II
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Toni
Krakow, Poland11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
If you're intrigued by the life and pontificate of John Paul II, his museum in Krakow is a fantastic place to visit. It’s filled with a diverse collection of artifacts from his various travels around the world, including some really unique items like an ornately decorated piece of ivory displayed in the main hall. Plus, the admission price is pretty reasonable compared to other popular spots around the city.

There’s a small room on the ground level dedicated to the Shroud of Turin, which is really interesting but could be a bit challenging for non-Polish speakers, as most of the explanations are not in English.

Overall, I'd definitely recommend checking out the John Paul II Center, especially if you’ve already hit all the major sights in Krakow. It offers a deeper, more personal look at one of the most influential figures in recent history and adds a meaningful layer to your Krakow experience.
Written May 1, 2024
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MsIreland2
Dublin, Ireland193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
I travelled to the Sanctuary of Pope John Paul II during World Youth Day. We took the number 8 tram out from the city centre. It is a very beautiful church with fantastic mosaic detail. The same artist has designed San Giovanni Rotondo in Italy where Padre Pio is buried. When you walk in, you take a look to the left where you see the cassock of Pope John Paul II which he was wearing the day of the assassination attempt is on display. In the church underneath there is a relic of Pope John Paul II within the altar. There are many things to see like one side chapel which is made out of salt from the saltmines. A worthwhile visit to see a beautiful church which honours the wonderful JPII. The sanctuary is only a short walk away from where Sister Faustina is buried. I couldnt imagine my trip to Krakow without having gone to visit here.
Written August 7, 2016
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Resorttestors1
Chicago, IL365 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
Sanctuary of Saint John Paul II is located in Southern part of Krakow, called Lagiewniki.
Church is quite new as it was built in 2013. Solid octagon construction, with truly unusual interior, contains 2 separate churches on 2 levels of the building. Both levels are beautifully decorated with many colorful mosaics, truly gorgeous and very unusual. Lower level church contains relics of John Paul II, while main level church seems to be just a large hall for prayer with main altar and several chapels around main area. Doors to the main level made out of steal have reliefs corresponding with different encyclicals written by John Paul II, very interesting. Building is large and very solid, with huge plaza in front of main entry, with statue of John Paul II . There is also a small exhibition to the side of main building that tells the story of Polish Pope since his childhood.
Altogether it's a beautiful church that honors Polish Pope and currently Saint. On the day of our visit it was not very busy, I suspect because it's located off the bitten track and not many tourists know about this beautiful and interesting spot. Definitely worth visiting, solid proof that not only old churches can be beautiful.
Written September 15, 2018
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Rainbowtravelgirl
Amsterdam, The Netherlands302 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
An imposing sanctuary on a hilltop. Reaching it, it evokes tranquility. Nicely laid-out parking facing it. I entered it from the ground floor, leading me to a serene chapel where other small chapels of Mary and Saints are found. In the center of the big chapel is the relic of St. John Paul below the Holy Mass Altar. Around it are the different Marian portraits of the holy saint. Not far from this is a special chapel dedicated to St. John Paul's tomb with the vial relic on top of it. It is moving to pray next to the tomb. In the upper part of the Sanctuary is the huge and beautiful Church. The wall mosaic around it depicting St. John Paul's life are amazingly nice creation. One can just sit and be amazed spiritually. The most profound corner is where the exposition of the blooded cassock during the attempted assasination in 1981. Outside the Sanctuary is a museum where one can relive the life of the St. John Paul. From his childhood to the gifts he received during his 25 years of Papacy from different countries. There is an entrance fee. In the middle of the garden is a lifesize statue of Poland's beloved son. If you are not coming with your own car, ask the taxi to wait for you. There is a cafeteria. Toilet is onsite too. Sanctuary is not far from the city of Crakow. It overlooks the Basilica of Divine Mercy.
Written November 27, 2019
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JDfromTitusville
Titusville, FL151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
We walked to the Sanctuary of John Paul and enjoyed the pleasant surroundings, we attended morning mass in the downstairs chapel that included many beautiful mosaics.
Written August 24, 2018
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TSMelillo
Palm Beach Gardens, FL6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
A "MUST SEE" while in Krakow ... plan to spend time there in Prayer, Mass and Meditation. Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, Archbishop of Cracow and the Personal Secretary of the Great Saint for 40 years worked diligently to develop and construct this incredible tribute to The Great Saint John Paul II and we are grateful to him for his hard and tedious work.
Written September 7, 2016
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MissHKW
Weir, KS32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
This newer shrine is a must for all Catholics and anyone who loved and admired Pope John Paul II. It is a newer church but well designed. I went there mostly to see specific relics housed there. There is a side chapel that has the cassock Pope John Paul II was wearing on the day of the assassination attempt on his life. There is still blood from his injury. There are several pews you can sit in and pray in this small chapel. This chapel is upstairs. Downstairs is another side chapel in which houses the original tombstone that covered Pope Saint John Paul II's grave in Saint Peters basilica in Vatican City. Once he was declared a saint they moved his body on the main level of Saint Peters. On the tombstone there is a silver book and on this book is a glass vial containing the blood of Pope Saint John Paul II. You are able to kneel on the ground and venerate these relics. This sanctuary is about a 20 minute walk from the Divine Mercy Shrine. There are some slight inclines on the walk; nothing bad but if you have difficulty walking you may want to call a taxi to shuttle you between the two sanctuaries. Just go to the information desks or gift shops and ask them to call a taxi.
Written June 25, 2016
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Anom Kerti
Bali, Indonesia124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
This church is very new and build to remember pope John Paul II of Poland.

It's modern and hence very different than other churches, but still has the spirit of a church.

Especially the inside is very beautiful. It's well worth a visit.

The tower is close, but separated from the church building. After paying a fee you can climb it. Either by stairs or elevator.

Written June 22, 2016
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janetmcplanit
Cedar City, Utah, United States142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
This church complex was recently built and is not completely finished. Dedicated to Pope John Paul II as the name implies. It is amazing! The cassock that Pope John Paul II was wearing when he was shot in an assassination attempt in 1981 is on display complete with blood stains. A relic of his blood is contained in a capsule in the basement chapel. Very beautiful and inspiring church.
Written July 18, 2019
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vtc2017
Miami, FL1,762 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Unfortunately was close when we got there but even from outside is impressive. Has a tower with an elevator that will take you to the viewpoint, a museum dedicated to the Pope Paul II.
Written June 21, 2019
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