Most of the world knows one face of John Paul II – smiling and brave, changing the image of Catholic Church and political situation in Europe at the same time. This is the person that the entire world knows and adores. It is easy to forget that before he became all that, his name was Karol and he was just a teenager, coming from a small town where he was raised to Kraków to study. Interested in literature, he was sure that being a priest is not a choice for him. What made him change his mind?
This tour will take you to the places in Kraków where he used to live, study, work but also have fun. You will see charming, but often neglected district of Dębniki, where pope-to-be spent most of the time of the WWII, where we will enter the apartment where he used to live. We will also visit the places connected with the work of Karol Wojtyła before he became a pope – The Bishop’s Palace, the Franciscans’ monastery and the Wawel cathedral.
It’s not going to be a standard tour about how John Paul II affected Kraków. You will see how Kraków affected him.
Forget about John Paul II for a moment. Meet Karol Wojtyła.
Guide pick-up (any location around Old Town)
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* Price is per group (up to 30 people per guide)