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Minor Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

pl. Jana Pawla II 1, Wadowice 34-100, Poland
+48 33 873 20 96
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Indescribable

My visit to Wadowice was very intentional. As a devout Catholic, I wanted to see the birthplace of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lulu A
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Hartford, Connecticut
via mobile
Image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

This was considered the chapel of the Holy Family because it is here St. John Paul II was baptized... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Famluv2travel
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Huntington Beach, California
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pl. Jana Pawla II 1, Wadowice 34-100, Poland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My visit to Wadowice was very intentional. As a devout Catholic, I wanted to see the birthplace of St. John Paul II, to walk in his footsteps, and to pray where he prayed. This little pilgrimage to Wadowice started at the church where he was...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was considered the chapel of the Holy Family because it is here St. John Paul II was baptized and started his faith formation. Beautiful church in the center of town to preserve the memory of an incredible Pope who was loved by many and...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

The church is literally right next to the apartment in which John Paul II was born. There was a funeral in process when I was there so I didn't spend much time inside, but thought it very nice.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

This is where John Paul II was baptized and attended church and was an altar server. It has been updated over the years to include tributes and photos of the Pope when he returned to visit. It remains a wonderful place to pray and meditate...More

Thank Rcdown78
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

I was part of a group tour of eastern European cities. We stopped of in Wadowice for a rest stop and took the opportunity to walk around the square that contains the "Minor Basilica of the Virgin Mary". Images of Pope John-Paul are all over...More

Thank ErwinRollauer
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

It's a beautiful church to be sure - wonderful architecture, inspiring side altars, and wonderful frescoes - but seeing the baptismal font of where this great Saint was baptized is very special indeed. Well worth the visit.

Thank A-More-Excellent-Way
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

a very cozy place with lots of stories to tell of the life of the saint pope JP2. It is very simple yet very beautiful church!

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Minor Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the most important religious building in Wadowice, a town located in the south part of Poland and where Pope Johannes Paulus II was born. In fact, in this church the Pope was baptized and...More

Thank AlbertSalichs
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Young Karol Wojtyla was born in the family apartment nearby as these church bells sounded. His life was connected to this Church from the start, and he was baptized here. You can really feel his presence in this beautiful old church.

Thank Therese H
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

This Basilica is a jewel in Poland's already brimming crown. It is where Pope St. John Paul 2 was baptised, received his First Holy Communion and was confirmed, it is also where relics of St. Maximilian Kolbe and Padre Pio along with St. John Paul...More

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