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Wadowice is a town 70km west of Krakow and five km west of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and 40 km south of Auschwitz in Western Beskids in Poland.


Wadowice is a pretty small town with a late baroque church. Karol Wojtyla, the later pope John Paul II, was born there in 1920. -website of Tourist Information .

Get in[edit]

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

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Birth house of JP II

The birth house of Karol Wojtyla can be visited. It is a museum now. Also the church, where he was baptized.

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Numerous cafes around the market square sell famous papal cake [2].

  • Enwista Restaurant, 24 Legionów Street, +48 0 33 87 33 999, [1]. 10AM-10PM. Serves Polish food, and can cater to groups and host events.  edit

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