Krakow and Wadowice Tour – in the footsteps of John Paul II
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Karol Wojtyla loved hiking in the mountains. In this part of the exhibition, we can see his ski equipment and photos from the expeditions.
During one of the lonely treks in the mountains, Wojtyla met a highlander who – seeing a tired and dirty tourist – asked him who he is.
– A bishop! – said Karol, out of breath.
– If you are a bishop, I am a pop! – the highlander shrugged and went away.
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Day trip from Warsaw to Krakow and Wadowice. In the Footsteps of John Paul II. Trip description.
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Day trip from Warsaw to Krakow and Wadowice. Itinerary of the Tour in the Footsteps of John Paul II.
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1. Transit Warsaw – Wadowice.
2. Museum in the Family Home of John Paul II.
On an area of 1,200 square meters, the history of Karol Wojtyla’s life has been presented in several thematic exhibitions.
Wadowice – a Small Homeland. The history of the town and Karol’s youthful years. Photographs of his friends, a secondary school-leaving certificate, and Wojtyla’s biography. Balamuth’s store. Reconstruction of the store, owned by the Jew, Chiel Balamuth, renting a flat to Wojtyla’s family. Collection of photographs and souvenirs from before the Second World War. Karmel and Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. Two monasteries important for the spiritual development of Karol Wojtyla. The monastery in Gorka (Wadowice), the so-called Karmel, who is a witness to the fascination with the Carmelite spiritual thought, which resulted in Wojtyla’s master and doctoral dissertations. Shrine of Our Lady in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska – Karol Wojtyla visited this place as a student of the school in Wadowice, and then as a priest, bishop, and pope. Love for the mountains. Wojtyla’s flat .Reconstruction of three rooms with authentic equipment belonging to the Wojtyla family. They lived here in the years 1919-1938. A bedroom with a kneeler on which, after the death of his wife, Karol’s father was praying.
3. Transit Wadowice – Krakow.
Church of the Franciscan Fathers. Here, as a student of theology, Karol Wojtyla participated in the Holy Masses. Today, under the choir elevation, we can find the favorite bench of Karol Wojtyla with a commemorative plaque. During his first pilgrimage to Poland in 1979, in the Franciscan church, Pope John Paul II has met with sick people. Church of St. Florian. The first Krakow parish of Karol Wojtyla where he was a vicar after graduation (1949-1951). Here he led the parish catechesis, took care of the altar servers, and ran courses for brides. He left the church of St. Florian at the beginning of his further studies in order to obtain habilitation. St. Mary’s Basilica. Father Karol Wojtyla was here a confessor and preacher in the years 1952-1958. His confessional is located in the nave of the southern basilica, opposite the altar of Our Lady of Ostra Brama. Wawel Cathedral. A place extremely important in the life of Karol Wojtyla. Here in 1946, he celebrated his first Mass. In 1948, he was here consecrated as a bishop and also here the biggest Zygmunt’s bell announced his visit to Poland. Church of the Pauline Fathers. In this church, St. Stanislaus died a martyr’s death in the 11th century and from the 13th century, a May procession traditionally sets off from this church to the Wawel Cathedral with the bishop of Krakow at the helm. Karol Wojtyla led this march many times and spoke in this church to people of culture and science twice. Papal Window at Franciszkanska Street 3.
5. Transit Krakow – Warsaw.
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During our trip, we can also visit the monastery at Jasna Gora (+ additional fee ) and the sanctuary in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska (+ additional fee ).
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The total duration of the tour: 12 hours.
Distance between Warsaw and Wadowice is 350 km / 217 miles.
Approximate driving time one way: 4 hours.
Distance between Wadowice and Krakow is 55 km / 34 miles.
Approximate driving time one way: 1 hour.
Time of Krakow and Wadowice Tour may vary slightly due to the situation on the road or random events which are out of Organizer’s control.
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