Wadowice and Lagiewniki
Wadowice is the town where Karol Wojtyla was born, later Pope John Paul II, and today a saint – patron saint of the family.
Visiting this town gives one an opportunity to see places where he spent his school years.
John Paul II was the first Pope from Poland.
While being there, we recommend visitors seeing the Wojtyła family home, which has been turned into a papal museum, as well as the Basilica of Wadowice. Here are a few sentences taken from the official website of the Family House of John Paul II recommending the place:
"We invite you to discover the history of an exceptional man whose pontificate has a unique place in the recent history of the world, Karol Wojtyla, more commonly known as Pope John Paul II. His timeless message sent to people all over the globe is an expression of incredible wisdom and understanding of contemporary issues. Stressing the role of true values - common to different cultures, religions and beliefs and calling up to reconciliation, cooperation and solidarity, Pope John Paul II gained a widespread respect and became a moral authority for millions of people.
At the same time, John Paul II and his pontificate have a special place in the history of the
Catholic Church in Poland and abroad. His whole life was an unceasing discovering and loving God and staying faithful to his words, with simultaneous fascination with every human being, their values and dignity. Therefore, as a blessed person he is now designated as a guiding light to the faithful. It is worth knowing him better."
The life of John Paul II was particularly marked by the mystery of Divine Mercy, which is why our tour also leads to the Sanctuary in Lagiewniki – a place associated with the life and activities Sister Faustyna Kowalska.
Since 1940, the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy has been a place of pilgrimage to the famous painting, which depicts Jesus, with the inscription "Jesus, I trust in You", and to the tomb of Sister Faustyna.
Duration approximately 5 hours.
You can expect
- professional English-speaking drivers,
- roundtrip transfer,
- Tour guide and entrance fees are not included but our driver will help you with the arrangements.
- pick up from your hotel or from your place of choice,
- clean, comfortable, air-conditioned car,
- drop off at your hotel or any place near city center.