Karol Wojtyla lived in Krakow for four decades before his elevation to papacy as John Paul II in 1978. It was here that he said his first Mass under the Wawel Cathedral, lectured in the local university and made the ascent to Bishop, to Cardinal and finally to Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.
Pilgrims can follow in the footsteps of Pope John Paul II and visit his former residences, churches that marked his history and the Bishop’s Palace, where he resided on each of his pilgrimages to Krakow.
For additional information, please call one of our Pilgrimage Specialists:
- Currency: Polish Zloty (PLN)
- Local time: GMT +1 hour
- Airports: Krakow (KRK) ; Warsaw (WAW)
- Flight duration: 2 hours 30 minutes approximately
- Languages: Polish; many people speak English
- Climate: A mixture between mild Oceanic and more severe Continental climate produces temperate conditions with distinct seasons featuring long warm sunny summer days and snowy winters
- Voltage: 230V A/C, sockets outlets and sockets Type C and Type E 2 pin type are used
- Visa: not required for EU citizens; non-EU citizens are advised to check with the relevant authorities
- Passport: EU passport holders travelling to Poland must have an up-to-date passport valid for travel three months beyond the date of return; non-EU citizens are advised to check with the relevant authorities