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Family Home of John Paul II

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Address: Koscielna 7, Wadowice 34-100, Poland
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+48 33 823 35 55
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Fabulous house with lots of story to tell! if you have read the story of his life, you can see it here how it unfolds. Beautiful memories of the life of the pope saint. Indeed an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous house with lots of story to tell! if you have read the story of his life, you can see it here how it unfolds. Beautiful memories of the life of the pope saint. Indeed an amazing experience!

Thank abudhabiTravELogUe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved it here. I am not super catholic. Very well laid out and fabulous tour guide. Lots of things to see his vestments, things from house, gun that shot him. He was such a humble man. Very beautiful place. I don't feel like a trip to Poland is complete with out some John Paul II stuff. They are so... More 

Thank Sarah M
Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Our group of Pilgrims felt truly blessed to visit here. Our docent spoke very good English and was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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8 reviews
Reviewed December 31, 2016

Had the great opportunity of a lifetime to visit this wonderful place with a good group of friends.. i can say that this place is amazing especially for those people who would like to know about the life of Pope John Paul 2. It is a very wheelchair accessible place with lots of information. We had a very good tour... More 

Thank Danina2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Great place to know more about the family and life of Our beloved Pope John Paul II! Felt goosebumps when I hear Pope's sweet voice in the recordings.

Thank Cristina G
Accra, Ghana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2016

we arrived in Wadowice with all excitement to see our papa's home. on the outside it looked so normal i was almost disappointed. but once we got into the home turned museum i was awed. his life is well portrayed from birth till death. his life as a priest, and then pope. anyone who is a fan of the pope... More 

Thank Lady Catherine A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2016

Get ready to be surprised with Pope John Paul's family home in Wadowice, Poland. On the outside, it looks beautifully quaint as most old Polish homes do. Once you enter, however, it's like a Tardis: bigger on the inside. A third of the home is the original home itself, with its small but practical rooms, china and furniture in their... More 

Thank AnthonyPermal
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2016

The museum details the long and rich life that John Paul II had using his house as the museum. Very Interesting. I recommend.

Thank Mike N
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Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Located not far from Kraków, they have done a good job restoring his boyhood home. Interesting historical site for St John Paul fans!

Thank Ginger0529
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Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Heyyo, I learnt so much about Saint Pope John Paul II and the struggles and pains he had in life... I feel so blessed to have lived in the same period that he was our Pope. He is a prime example of why Poland is an amazing place for a pilgrimage. Truly an amazing country with amazing history

Thank Marc B

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