Małopolski Szlak Papieski

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In 2003 PTTK Central Mountaineering Centre marked out and labelled Lesser Poland Pope's Trail of John Paul II, leading from Kalwaria Zebrzydowska to Stary Sącz (231 km). The Trail has got side routes called options of Lesser Poland Pope's Trail (10 sections). A maximum distance of the trail, including the options, is approximately 620 km. The Lesser Poland Pope's Trail is a theme one. It uses the already existing network of PTTK trails. It shows places which Karol Wojtyła visited and travelled to. Lesser Poland Pope's Trail of Saint John Paul II covers of course Wadowice with the Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Family House of John Paul II, Stary Sącz with the Sanctuary of Saint Kinga and the papal altar, Passion and Marian Sanctuary in Kalwaria Zebrzdowska, Sancuary of Mary the Queen of Podhale in Ludźmierz and many other monuments of culture and art. The Trail leads through Orawa Ethnographic Park, Władysław Orkan Museum in Rabka-Zdrój, PTTK Mountaineering Culture Centres and tourist chapels. All these places create cultural heritage of our region, which was reminded about many times by the pope Saint John Paul II.

Places on the trail