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Family Home of John Paul II

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Address: ul. Koscielna 7, Wadowice 34-100, Poland
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+48 33 823 35 55
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A wonderful opportunity for a glimpse into the life of the Saint

Our group of Pilgrims felt truly blessed to visit here. Our docent spoke very good English and was very friendly and knowledgeable.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
Therese H
Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Our group of Pilgrims felt truly blessed to visit here. Our docent spoke very good English and was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Had the great opportunity of a lifetime to visit this wonderful place with a good group of friends.. i can say that this place is amazing especially for those people who would like to know about the life of Pope John Paul 2. It is a very wheelchair accessible place with lots of information. We had a very good tour... More 

Thank Danina2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to know more about the family and life of Our beloved Pope John Paul II! Felt goosebumps when I hear Pope's sweet voice in the recordings.

Thank Cristina G
Accra, Ghana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

we arrived in Wadowice with all excitement to see our papa's home. on the outside it looked so normal i was almost disappointed. but once we got into the home turned museum i was awed. his life is well portrayed from birth till death. his life as a priest, and then pope. anyone who is a fan of the pope... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Get ready to be surprised with Pope John Paul's family home in Wadowice, Poland. On the outside, it looks beautifully quaint as most old Polish homes do. Once you enter, however, it's like a Tardis: bigger on the inside. A third of the home is the original home itself, with its small but practical rooms, china and furniture in their... More 

Thank AnthonyPermal
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The museum details the long and rich life that John Paul II had using his house as the museum. Very Interesting. I recommend.

Thank Mike N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Located not far from Kraków, they have done a good job restoring his boyhood home. Interesting historical site for St John Paul fans!

Thank Ginger0529
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Heyyo, I learnt so much about Saint Pope John Paul II and the struggles and pains he had in life... I feel so blessed to have lived in the same period that he was our Pope. He is a prime example of why Poland is an amazing place for a pilgrimage. Truly an amazing country with amazing history

Thank Marc B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

quite interesting tour with many interesting items connected with life of the pope. Good tour guide in Polish. Quite interesting 1-hour tour

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is fantastic for anyone who wants to learn more about Saint John Paul II. This was my first stop in Poland, and I wish I could have spent more time in here! I look forward to returning one day!

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