John Paul II Beloved Homeland


Get to see the locations that were especially close to the Holy Father’s heart. Visit the places that affected him as a growing boy and a young priest, long before he became Pope John Paul II. Reveal the story of his love for God that led him to become a saint.

What will you see?

Krakow - Bishop’s Palace – visit the residency where the Holy Father stayed during his pilgrimages to Krakow.

St. Mary’s Church – see the church where Karol Wojtyla used to give sermons and listen to confessions.

Wawel Cathedral – visit one of the most famous cathedrals in Poland where Bishop Karol Wojtyla used to give sermons and lead important masses.

Wadowice – get to see the hometown of Karol Wojtyla.

Czestochowa - Jasna Gora “Bright Mount” – step inside the most important Marian shrine in Poland, which is an annual pilgrimage destination for thousands of people.

Zakopane and Krzpetowki church – take a trekking trip in the mountains, just like young Karol Wojtyla would do with his father and brother. Stop by Krzeptówki sanctuary that was founded to commemorate the saving of the Holy Father from an assassination attempt in 1981.

The village of Mogila – head to the beautiful Cistercian Monastery.

Ark of the Lord Church in Bienczyce – learn why this church wouldn’t have been built if it wasn’t for Karol Wojtyła.