Also on Wadowice's main square stands Virgin Mary's Offertory Minor Basilica, a rather splendid 15th century structure renovated in the 18th and the site of Karol Wojtyła's baptism on June 20, 1920. Outside is a large monument to the man, while inside you'll find a chapel dedicated to him as well as another likeness in the form of a rather bizarre-looking wooden statue.
John Paul II had a remarkably sweet tooth. During his 1999 visit to Wadowice he made a passing remark on his fondness for kremówka, a local cream cake he used to buy in the town's Karol Hagenhuber confectionery shop at the other side of the square that's now a bank. The locals went wild for his comment and just about every shop in Wadowice, regardless of whether it sells food or not, sells slices of kremówka for visitors to try. Indulge yourself.
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Facilities for disabled
Open 09:00 - 18:00; last entrance at 16:40. From November open 09:00 - 16:00; last entrance at 14:40. Closed every last Tue of the month.
Price/Additional InfoTours in Polish 20/15zł; other languages 30/22zł.
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