Pilgrimages in Europe
Beginning of the journey to Warsaw, the old town is listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage: the Castle Square, symbol of resistance against the Nazis, the Gothic Cathedral of St. John where were crowned the last Polish kings, the Place du Market, magnificent assemblage of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque houses.
Departure for Zelazowa Wola, the village where the famous pianist Frédéric Chopin was born in 1810.
We will take the direction of Niepokalanow for the visit of the Monastery of St. Maximilian Kolbe. Continuation to the Marian Sanctuary of Jasna Gora, high place of pilgrimage where every year, faithful of the whole world come to pray the Black Virgin.
The monastery was founded in 1382 to welcome Paulins from Hungary. Road to Krakow, the cradle of Polish culture.
Wieliczka, site of ancient tradition, registered with the natural heritage of UNESCO. Visit the salt mine where we will discover the chapel of Blessed Kinga, a real cathedral in salt crystals.
We will reach Wadowice, the birthplace of Pope John Paul II, for the visit of the Pope’s house, then of the neo-baroque juxtaposed church where he was baptized on June 20, 1920. Visit of the John Paul II House and the Basilica.