Tarnow

John Paul II Monument

  Pl. Katedralny     27 May 2019

Heard of this guy? One of hundreds of statues of the first Polish Pope across the country (including at least four in Tarnów), this large monument in front of Tarnów's Cathedral was one of the first in Poland, unveiled on June 29th, 1981 in a ceremony that gathered over 10,000 observers to Pl. Katedralny. The work of popular sculptor Bronisław Chromy, the 5-metre-high sculpture was supposedly completed at the same time as an assassination attempt on the pontiff in Rome. If true, the ominous coincidence certainly didn't prevent hundreds of other statues like it from being erected across the country.

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