While in Krakow, it is worth renting a car and going on a trip to the "papal city", that is Wadowice. In this charming town near Krakow, our great compatriot, Karol Wojtyła, was born, spent his childhood and youth , before he was elected Pope on October 16, 1978, taking the name of John Paul II . In Wadowice, there is the Wojtyła family home, which now houses the Museum of the Holy Father (more precisely: the Family Home of the Holy Father John Paul II in Wadowice). It is also worth seeing the beautiful Minor Basilica of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, where Karol Wojtyła was baptized and made his First Holy Communion, and as pope he made a pilgrimage here during every visit to his hometown.
Finally, you must try the famous local specialty: papal cream cake. The former Karol Hagenhuber confectionery is located on the market square (John Paul II Square no.15 ). It was Hagenbuber who, in 1936, brought to Poland from Vienna itself the concept for the production of cream cakes. John Paul II said about this place: And there was a pastry shop there. After graduation, we went to cream cakes. The confectionery was closed in 1945, but today you can eat cream cakes in every good confectionery, which is not lacking in Wadowice.