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Wadowice is a small town in Małopolskie Province in southern Poland. It's best known as the 1920 birthplace of Karol Wojtyła, Pope John Paul II. Wadowice and the nearby monastery at Kalwaria Zebrzydowska have become pilgrimage sites, easily reached on a day-trip from Kraków.

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It is easily accessible from Kraków and Katowice by car, bus or train.


Basilica in Wadowice
Birth house of JP II



Numerous cafes around the market square sell famous papal cake (kremówka).



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