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The Glorious Mystery of the Passion of Christ

The Passion of Christ Mystery Play, which is organised every year during Holy Week lasts from Wednesday to Good Friday, and draws thousands of pilgrims. It begins with the scene of the Feast at Simon and Judas’ betrayal... »

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Kalwaria Zebrzydowska

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Divine Mercy Sunday

Thousands of pilgrims from Poland and abroad come to Kraków for the central celebrations of Divine Mercy, falling on the first Sunday after Easter. The annual indulgence and celebration in Kraków-Łagiewniki begins with a night-long vigil of prayer... »

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Sanctuary of Divine Mercy

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Anniversary of John Paul II’s death

The person of the Polish Pope is commemorated in Kraków with artistic performances on a huge stage situated in the Main Square. Their number includes the Seven Songs of Mary Leśniów Oratorio and the I sought you concert... »

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“pontifical window”
at ul. Franciszkańska 3

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Procession of St Stanislaus

St Stanislaus (Stanisław) was a Kraków Bishop. His conflict with King Boleslaus the Bald (Bolesław Śmiały) ended in the martyrdom of the Bishop, who was killed on the orders of the King in 1079 in the Romanesque Church “On the Rock” (Na Skałce)... »

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from Wawel to the Church “On the Rock”

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Corpus Christi Procession

The processions take place on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ; that is, 60 days after Easter or on the first day following Trinity Sunday. The main procession leaves Wawel Cathedral to reach the Main Square... »

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from Wawel Cathedral to the Main Square

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Pontifical Day

The pontifical day has been observed in the Polish church since 2001. It is a day of thanksgiving for the pontificate of Pope John Paul II and falls on the Sunday preceding 16th October – the anniversary of the election of Cardinal Karol Wojtyła as a successor of St Peter... »

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Sanctuary of Divine Mercy
Krakow's churches

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Days of John Paul II

The festival has been held since 2006 in mid-November as an initiative of the College of Rectors of Kraków’s Universities. It inspires research and promotes the heritage left by the Pope, our fellow Pole... »

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Kraków’s Universities

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Live Nativity Scene by the Franciscan Church

Traditionally, the Franciscan Fathers organise a “Live Nativity Scene by the Franciscan Church” in Kraków from 24th to 26th December. It is a continuation of the 13th-century tradition initiated by St Francis in the Italian hill-town of Greccio... »

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the front of Franciscan Church

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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... »

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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...  »

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