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Wadowice is a town 70 km west of Kraków, 5 km west of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and 40 km south of Oświęcim in Western Beskids in Poland.


Wadowice is a pretty small town with a late baroque church. Karol Wojtyła, the later pope John Paul II, was born there in 1920.

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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
  • Birth house of Karol Wojtyła. It is a museum now.
  • St. Mary Basilica - church, where he was baptized.
  • Municipal Museum [1]



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



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