John Paul II Square in Wadowice

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John Paul II Square in Wadowice

John Paul II Square in Wadowice
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MumbaiRiders
Mumbai, India1,399 contributions
Sep 2015 • Solo
The entire population of Wadowice city is less than 20,000 people !The Town square has a granite surface with 167 plaques commemorating Pope John Paul II's pilgrimages to Poland and over 100 Country's around the World.During my visit there were advertisement hoardings in the main town square of a Japanese "World Seido Karate" demonstration in Wadowice . Remember that the Pope was a avid sportsman being proficient in team sports as well as skiing. A beautiful fountain stood at the centre of the Town square in which pigeons refreshed themselves with a bathe or quenched their thirst.The "Piekarnia bakery" shop in the main square was literally a museum of bread and pastry's.Different types and sizes of bread .pizza's and pastries were on sale and the bakery staff just busy serving its customers. Krakow and Wadowice could be called the city of Churches, bakeries and pigeons.One of the most beautiful and cleanest Town Squares in Europe.
Written November 15, 2015
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MBB1952
Surfers Paradise, Australia10,760 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
We visited John Paul Square a while back after visiting the Minor Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary which faces the square.The Square has a lovely statue of Pope John Paul II that was consecrated in June 2006 by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the pope visited here 3 times. Also there is a lovely new fountain dubbed the fountain of friendship,the base is formed with grant blocks with names of cities allied with papal cities on the Skawa. There a benches to sit on also lovely cafes
Written November 11, 2015
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Charmane W
Port Elizabeth, South Africa72 contributions
Aug 2019
This was a bus ride day visit to the centre square where we visited the Church, a restuarant on the square a few coffee shops and a supermarket. Wonderful day visit by taxi bus.
Written December 29, 2019
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galeasarah
Dingli, Malta104 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Once in Poland it's a must to visit the place where St. John Paul 2 lived. They must do more English guided tours. We ended up choosing Italian as the English guided was 4hrs later but did not regret it as the guider spoke slow and we perfectly understood everything
Written July 26, 2019
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JustDiveIn
Miami, FL1,012 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
This square is dedicated to the hometown Pope, it is the central focus of Wadowice. I love the design of the square, its laid out with light gray paving bricks but there are large darker bricks with all the countries that St. John Paul II visited during his life as Pope, for the cities in Poland that he visited, each one has its own brick. It was fun walking around and finding out the various places the Pope visited. There are three main attractions in the square: St. John Paul II statue, Family Home of John Paul II (see my other review for info) and the Minor Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (see my other review for info).

If learning about St. John Paul II is not your thing there are plenty of benches around the square where you can sit down and take in the architecture of the buildings, do some shopping at the various shops in the square or simply do some people watching.

Don't forget to try the Pope's favorite puff pastry (kremowka) at any of the cafes around the square.

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Written December 5, 2018
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JDfromTitusville
Titusville, FL139 contributions
Aug 2018
Next to the church and on the edge of the square is an elegant statue of St John Paul, One can see flowers left there by petitioners and those who repect this amazing man
Written August 24, 2018
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(JLB)
Charlotte, NC347 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
The square has much history dating back hundreds of years - but the recent stone refurbishing has really brought out the beauty of this place. The Minor Basilica, the home of St John Paul the Great, the shops and restaurants that border the square, and the rich history make this place one to visit.
Written September 30, 2017
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,376 contributions
Apr 2016 • Business
There is not so much to see in Wadowice. Actually you can see all important things within 2 hours. You cannot of course miss centre od Wadowice and this Square. I was not lucky and it was raining a lot but architecture at this Square was pleasent and nice.
Written April 27, 2016
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Mitchgobears
Salt Lake City, Utah178 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
The square is nice and easy to find. We decided to go since it was on our way to Oswiecim. We’re glad we went because he was a great man. His home, his church, and the square are all right there! The town isn’t much but the visit was nice.
Written April 18, 2019
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Halcatra
Edinburgh, UK483 contributions
May 2018 • Family
It is a lovely quiet square, close to all main attractions of the town. You can have some meal or nice snack in neighbouring cafes.
Written April 9, 2019
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