Sanktuarium Swietego Jana Pawla II

Sanktuarium Swietego Jana Pawla II

Sanktuarium Swietego Jana Pawla II
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Toni
Krakow, Poland11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
If you're intrigued by the life and pontificate of John Paul II, his museum in Krakow is a fantastic place to visit. It’s filled with a diverse collection of artifacts from his various travels around the world, including some really unique items like an ornately decorated piece of ivory displayed in the main hall. Plus, the admission price is pretty reasonable compared to other popular spots around the city.

There’s a small room on the ground level dedicated to the Shroud of Turin, which is really interesting but could be a bit challenging for non-Polish speakers, as most of the explanations are not in English.

Overall, I'd definitely recommend checking out the John Paul II Center, especially if you’ve already hit all the major sights in Krakow. It offers a deeper, more personal look at one of the most influential figures in recent history and adds a meaningful layer to your Krakow experience.
Written 1 May 2024
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Rainbowtravelgirl
Amsterdam, The Netherlands302 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
An imposing sanctuary on a hilltop. Reaching it, it evokes tranquility. Nicely laid-out parking facing it. I entered it from the ground floor, leading me to a serene chapel where other small chapels of Mary and Saints are found. In the center of the big chapel is the relic of St. John Paul below the Holy Mass Altar. Around it are the different Marian portraits of the holy saint. Not far from this is a special chapel dedicated to St. John Paul's tomb with the vial relic on top of it. It is moving to pray next to the tomb. In the upper part of the Sanctuary is the huge and beautiful Church. The wall mosaic around it depicting St. John Paul's life are amazingly nice creation. One can just sit and be amazed spiritually. The most profound corner is where the exposition of the blooded cassock during the attempted assasination in 1981. Outside the Sanctuary is a museum where one can relive the life of the St. John Paul. From his childhood to the gifts he received during his 25 years of Papacy from different countries. There is an entrance fee. In the middle of the garden is a lifesize statue of Poland's beloved son. If you are not coming with your own car, ask the taxi to wait for you. There is a cafeteria. Toilet is onsite too. Sanctuary is not far from the city of Crakow. It overlooks the Basilica of Divine Mercy.
Written 27 November 2019
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janetmcplanit
Cedar City, Utah, United States142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
This church complex was recently built and is not completely finished. Dedicated to Pope John Paul II as the name implies. It is amazing! The cassock that Pope John Paul II was wearing when he was shot in an assassination attempt in 1981 is on display complete with blood stains. A relic of his blood is contained in a capsule in the basement chapel. Very beautiful and inspiring church.
Written 18 July 2019
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vtc2017
Miami, FL1,762 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Unfortunately was close when we got there but even from outside is impressive. Has a tower with an elevator that will take you to the viewpoint, a museum dedicated to the Pope Paul II.
Written 21 June 2019
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Resorttestors1
Chicago, IL365 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
Sanctuary of Saint John Paul II is located in Southern part of Krakow, called Lagiewniki.
Church is quite new as it was built in 2013. Solid octagon construction, with truly unusual interior, contains 2 separate churches on 2 levels of the building. Both levels are beautifully decorated with many colorful mosaics, truly gorgeous and very unusual. Lower level church contains relics of John Paul II, while main level church seems to be just a large hall for prayer with main altar and several chapels around main area. Doors to the main level made out of steal have reliefs corresponding with different encyclicals written by John Paul II, very interesting. Building is large and very solid, with huge plaza in front of main entry, with statue of John Paul II . There is also a small exhibition to the side of main building that tells the story of Polish Pope since his childhood.
Altogether it's a beautiful church that honors Polish Pope and currently Saint. On the day of our visit it was not very busy, I suspect because it's located off the bitten track and not many tourists know about this beautiful and interesting spot. Definitely worth visiting, solid proof that not only old churches can be beautiful.
Written 15 September 2018
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Bowler555
Flintshire, UK120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
We used the tram No 8 from the main city centre and after a short walk through the retail parks and across the station you were in the St John Paul centre.
A beautiful and peaceful place with the magnificent church and museum well worth the effort.
So surprising that there were so few general visitors (plenty and Priests and nuns who were at A conference) .To be able to see the actual cassock that he wore when he was shot was a humbling
Written 5 September 2018
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Irene K
Birmingham, MI242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
The center and church were beautiful. There were many relics from St. John Paul II, it is absolutely worth a visit.
Written 4 September 2018
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JDfromTitusville
Titusville, FL151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
We walked to the Sanctuary of John Paul and enjoyed the pleasant surroundings, we attended morning mass in the downstairs chapel that included many beautiful mosaics.
Written 24 August 2018
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Ellief66
Coatbridge, UK53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
What an amazing tribute to one of the greatest modern Pope of our time.
The relics and personal items shown are amazing ........ but the tranquility of the whole place is very humbling and thought provoking ..... do not miss visiting here no matter what religion or beliefs you may or may not have .... the walk to the museum itself is worth the visit !
Written 29 April 2018
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Bardezgoa
United Kingdom53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
Ambience around the sanctuary was just so overwhelming. Grounds were so peaceful.
and vast, and need to allocate time to see the relics, admire the Mosaic and paintings in the various small chapels and if you attend services.
The Divine Mercy shrine is a walk of 15mins away. however the place is easy to reach via tram or bus or car. there is an escalator to climb the overhead cross over if approaching from opposite direction.
Written 6 May 2017
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