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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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Map of Wadowice

It is easily accessible from Kraków and Katowice by car, bus or train. The 1 Wadowice Railway Station is located on walking distance from the most important sights. Regional trains from Kraków's main train station cover the distance in around 1,5 hours. One way tickets cost 12,50 zł.


Basilica in Wadowice
Birth house of JP II


  • 1 Energylandia. Poland's largest amusement park with area of 35 hectares and one of the Europe most searched attractions acc. to google search. Its four zones provide rollercoasters, water rides and carousels, as well as a water park - with different levels of "extremity". Energylandia (Q23805582) on Wikidata Energylandia on Wikipedia


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



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