Krakow Square

Poland

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Poland

Krakow Market Square

Our Poland itineraries visit many of the most famous religious sites including the Cathedral in Krakow, The Salt Mine in Wieliczka, Wadowice – the birth place of Pope John Paul II, The Divine Mercy Basilica in Lagiewniki, and of course the most important Marian shrine in Poland – Jasna Gora in Czestochowa.

Krakow’s beauty is self-evident. Both the medieval Old Town and the Wieliczka Salt Mines were added to the original UNESCO World Heritage List in 1978. Having escaped destruction during World War II, the city uniquely retains its charming medieval shape, with its central Market Square – the largest in Europe. The Royal Route leads along Grodzka Street up to Wawel Hill from which the Royal Residence and the Cathedral overlook the Vistula River. Wawel Castle is an interesting example of Renaissance architecture, which houses one of the largest collections of tapestries in Europe. The Cathedral was the coronation place of many Polish kings, and their last resting place.

The town of Wadowice is the birthplace of Karol Wojtyla. Here we shall visit the museum, dedicated to the life of the Pope John Paul II and other places closely linked to his presence in this area, including the Basilica of the Offering of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the ornate church where Karol Wojtyła was baptized and confirmed.

Jasna Gora in Czestochowa, is a place of pilgrimage for thousands every year, is the most important Marian shrine in Poland. The focal point is the Chapel of the Blessed Virgin with its miraculous icon – the Black Madonna, but the museum with its Treasury and the Arsenal are also well worth a visit.