Our websites use cookies. Cookies allow us to understand how users use the websites and to modify them so that this use is made easier and more interesting. We also use cookies for advertising and statistical purposes. Cookies may also be used by our advertisers and research companies. You can change your cookies settings at any time. Using our websites without changing the cookies settings means that they will be placed on your terminal device. Detailed information on using cookies, including information on how to change cookies settings, is available in our Privacy Policy.
Tourist Guide
Guide to Kraków
Let’s visit!
John Paul II route
House of Jan Tyranowski

House of Jan Tyranowski



ul. Różana 11

It was in this house that the members of the Living Rosary, who the future pope joined in 1940-1944, gathered. It was also here that he met Jan Tyranowski, who exerted a great influence on the then student of Polish Studies.

John Paul II reminisced: "with Jan assisting, I was introduced into a new world, whose existence I had never been aware of before." (quoted from: John Paul II, Autobiografia, Wydawnictwo Literackie, Kraków 2005)

A civil servant by education, Tyranowski chose to live the life of a tailor. A man of huge faith, who, having experienced a religious revival, devoted himself to the spreading of the teaching of Christianity by gathering around himself a group of young people. The mortal remains of Jan Tyranowski are buried in the Church of the Salesians of Don Bosco in Kraków's district of Dębniki. In 1997, the beatification process of Jan Tyranowski began. The documentation was completed in 2000, and passed to the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

Only the outside may be visited.

Top 5

Most frequently visited


Historical Museum of the City of Kraków

The wartime history of the factory, its owner Oskar Schindler, and the Jewish prisoners of the Płaszów camp became known primarily thanks to Steven Spielberg... »

Highest rated


Old Town

The first Dominicans arrived in Kraków in 1222, brought here by the Bishop Iwo Odrowąż. The Dominican ideas were brought to Poland by his two nephews, Jacek...  »


The Planner is a user-friendly and intuitive tool which will help you to plan your visit to Kraków, remember the most attractive tourist sites and events, and discover the magic of this city.

Go to the Planner’s page

Subscribe to the newsletter

Enter your e-mail address here to receive regular updates on the most interesting cultural events taking place in Kraków.

Only in Kraków

Kraków Travel - Father Laetus Bernatek Footbridge

Father Laetus Bernatek Footbridge


This bridge over the Vistula for pedestrians and cyclists connects Mostowa and Brodzińskiego Streets and the districts of Podgórze and Kazimierz.... »

Kraków Travel Info Kraków Kraków Convention Bureau Magiczny kraków