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“Touching night at the cemetery on All Saint's Day”
Review of Rakowicki Cemetery

Rakowicki Cemetery
Ranked #75 of 312 things to do in Krakow
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Owner description: The parents and older brother of Pope John Paul II rest in peace at this centuries-old cemetery.
Reviewed 27 May 2014

While visiting a cemetery is probably not at the top of a tourist's list of things to do in a new city, Krakow provides the exception. Poland has a long history of honoring one's deceased loved ones on All Saint's Day with families flocking to cemeteries with grave decorations that include elaborate flower arrangements and candles to light at night. I was lucky to visit this cemetery (easily reachable by tram No. 2 from the city center) on All Saint's Day weekend, and I was amazed at the crowds flocking to it with flowers and candle arrangements to pay their respects. Seemingly thousands of candles lit the cemetery grounds, and it was almost completely silent although many people were there. The cemetery would be an interesting place to visit even outside of All Saint's Day.

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Reviewed 19 May 2014

If you are a person who finds cemeteries interesting then this one is a must see. It is easy to get to on the #2 tram line.

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

We had a very nice weather when we went in April to visit the Commonwealth War Graves and spent far longer than anticipated wandering round this fair sized cemetery (100 acres). Cemeteries are not for everyone but this one is well worth a visit and was very colourful with all the flowers and lanterns and there are a lot of old large tombs, which are a work of art.

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Reviewed 7 February 2014

are buried here. Both sides of his family...the Wojkyta and the Kaczorowscy families. His brother that died in 1932 is here. The Pope would visit here each time he was back in Krakow.

1  Thank Krakowiswonderful
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

For those who like to visit cemeterys this one is well worth seeing. Not as beautiful as some Austrian or French cemeteries it still has a large number of older large tombstones and Crypts with quite a bit of sculpture. There are some nice Gothic revival crypts and the cemetery does have a haunting quality. In the middle is an attractive classical revival chapel. The cemetery contains some holocaust and war memorials as well as some famous people. Although it dates to 1808 the vast majority of the more unique tombs seem to be the last 19th and early 20th century.

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