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Family Home of John Paul II

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Address: ul. Koscielna 7, Wadowice 34-100, Poland
Phone Number: 33 823 35 55
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Touching your heart

I was there some days ago together with my hub..i must admit i have not expected it to be so much moving and impressing.. We had been there before we went to the Auschwitz... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
kami s
Parma, Italy
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Parma, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was there some days ago together with my hub..i must admit i have not expected it to be so much moving and impressing.. We had been there before we went to the Auschwitz museum. It touches simply your heart..with my hubby we were deeply moved and speechless. .truly wonderful & spiritual experience .. In the centre of Wadowice so... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't skip the family home, you have to buy a ticket in a booth off to the right, and inside is very nice and well worth going in!!!

Thank Patricia A
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit while in Poland. The home is located next to the church he grew up in . The sun dial is marked with the time and date of St JP II death. A truly holy place.

Thank bennettbuzz88
Westfield, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Reasonably priced, this museum was built around the few rooms in which John Paul was born and raised. Nicely constructed and very modern, the museum was actually air conditioned, which made the tour more pleasant. Our English-speaking guide was very knowledgeable and gave a very nice presentation. The tour was not overlong, lasting a little over an hour. Some of... More 

Thank PeagleD
Opoczno, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I realy liked the place, the exhibitions were very nicely arranged. Nonetheless, in my opinion the whole tour was a little too focused on the city of Wadowice and not enough focused on the Pope himself. I just expected something a little different.

Thank MartynaK90
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

To know better history of life of John Paul II, You have to visit this place. Exhibition is prepared for visitors in every age ;) Very interesting. Very good guides :)

Thank Monikaguide
Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Stayed in Krakow and booked the tour of Pope John Paul II's family home from our hotel. We payed 25 zlotys each (about 6e) and got a bus from the central station for about 8 zlotys each (one way). The town of Wadowice is quaint and nice to visit. The first thing we did was get some Papal cream cake... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Great place to see when you stay in Krakow. You can drive or use train to get there and visit John II Paul birthplace and home. Present time is here museum shows artifacts from his lifetime. Nex to this place you can visit also church or restaurant to try real cream cake called kremowka traditional Pope cake!!! Fully recommend to... More 

Thank Robert K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

The place it's quite small and normal but as you get to the square where the Pope used to live... You feel his spirit there. The Museum they made about him is just brilliant. So beautiful. So complete. It's interactive every now and then and the explanations were all amazing. We didn't stay at Wadowice. We stayed in Krakov and... More 

Thank Carmen A
Lincoln, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Upon the death of St. Pope John Paul II, his secretary and supporters moved quickly to put together artifacts from his lifetime and create this museum. It is to their credit that they were able to chronicle his life with original artifacts, even through the dark years of Communism, when he was studying and ultimately preaching in secret. The two... More 

Thank Camille G

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