Museum of the Holy Father John Paul II Family Home is located in Wadowice. The exhibition will take visitors back to the interwar period, as well as provide further insight into the life of Karol Wojtyla.
At the museum dedicated to Pope John Paul II, visitors there will find the spirit of the pre-war town, where little Lolek went to school, played soccer and served at the altar in the local church as an altar boy. The town is packed with traces of Pope John Paul II – you can even taste the famous papal cream puffs.
The house of John Paul II preserves many mementos and documents related to its famous resident. The sightseeing tour begins at the site where a section of a Wadowice street with Chaim Balamuth's famous store has been recreated. The route winds through rooms where you can proactively learn about successive elements of the famous Pole's biography: his youth, studies, ordination, assassination attempt, illness, and love of the mountains.
Other attractions in Wadowice:
Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Wadowice, where Karol Wojtyla was baptized
Saint Peter the Apostle Church, erected as a token of gratitude for the election of Karol Wojtyla as pope and for saving him during the 1981 assassination attempt.
Tuesday-Sunday: 9.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. (last admission at 3 p.m., on holidays and public holidays different opening hours may apply)