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Wadowice


The square and the church in Wadowice

Distance

28 km NE, 12 km V, 44 km SV, 39 km NV, 48 km E, 41 km SE, 14 km E, 60 km NV, 21 km V, 46 km NE, 49 km NE, 27 km SE, 67 km SE, 36 km E, 58 km N, 31 km NV, 53 km NV, 53 km SE, 32 km NE, 21 km SE, 37 km N, 62 km NE, 97 km SE, 13 km N, 53 km, 40 km SV

Population

20.000

Location and history

The town of Wadowice (about 20,000 inhabitants) is located on the river Skawa, 18 km south of its outlet in Wisła. The city is first mentioned in documents from 1327. After a fire in 1430, the city was rebuilt. From 1772-1918 Wadowice belonged under Austria.


View from the square to the east on ul.Lwowska

Tourist attractions

Pope's Museum (Museum Ojca Świętego Jana Pawła II) – Ul.Kościelna 7.
Wadowice is known throughout the world as the birthplace of the most famous pole of our day, Pope John Paul II (Polish: Jan Paweł II). The pope was born here as Karol Wojtyła and also attended school in Wadowice. Wojtyła was born on May 18, 1920; he became a priest in Kraków 1946, bishop of Kraków in 1958, archbishop of Kraków 1964, cardinal 1967 and pope 1978. Johannes Paul II died at the Vatican in Rome on April 2, 2005. The building in which Karol Wojtyła’s parents had an apartment and where he was born is now furnished as a museum, so that the museum occupies the 2nd floor of the house throughout the length of the building, ie. from ul.Kościelna to the square. The museum is visited daily by numerous guests, both adults and schoolchildren, from home and abroad. This tourist flow is of great importance to the city.


The entrance to the Pope's Museum


From the porch of the Pope's Museum


Memorial plaque on the Pope's Wall, which states that Karol Wojtyła – later Pope John Paul II – was born in this house

Church of the Virgin Mary (Bazylika ONMP) .
The church, located by the town square, was rebuilt in 1791-98, but the choir is the original from the 15th century. Cemetery fencing with gate and chapels are from approx. 1,822th


The main entrance of the church – the picture was taken shortly after Pope John Paul II’s death


The statue of Pope John Paul II at the church in Wadowice

Wadowice and the townspeople are very proud of the Pope's connection to the city. Thus they are called “kremówki wadowickie” (a kind of Napoleonic pastry) offered by the city's bakers and patisseries (and which Pope John Paul II recalled to enjoy in his youth), in crowds of “kremówki puppies” (Pope cakes).


City Museum of Wadowice (ul. Kościelna)


Look out for the square between the Pope's Museum (TV) and the church

Surrounding Area

Immediately south and southwest of Wadowice, the northernmost foothills of the Beskidy Mountains, the area begins Beskid Mały (interpreted as a nature park), where the highest points reach over 900 meters above sea level
14 km east of Wadowice is the pilgrimage site Kalwaria Zebrzydowska ; it is a small picturesque town with a monastery complex from the beginning. of the 17th century. and with 42 small churches and chapels scattered on the heights around the city. Take a look at this page: Kalwaria Zebrzydowska .


North side of Wadowice Square with City Hall (th)

Accommodation

Booking.com
Wadowice. Serwis Internetowy (City official page). In Polish and English. – With practical information for tourists

Eating Out:

Wadowice. Serwis Internetowy (City official page). In Polish and English. – With practical information for tourists


South side of the square

Other Internet sites and sources

Wadowice. Serwis Internetowy (City official page). In Polish and English.

Translated into English by Google Translate. Spangshus.dk accept no liability for any errors or omissions in translation.

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