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Rakowicki Cemetery

ul. Rakowicka 42, Krakow 31-521, Poland
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Old school since 1803

I love walking around old cemeteries to view the amazing artwork on the tombs. These historic... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Los Angeles, California
Very interesting insight into the Polish past

Greeted by a memorial to the late Pope it is good to see the different cultures and races... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Richard P
Driffield, United Kingdom
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The parents and older brother of Pope John Paul II rest in peace at this centuries-old cemetery.
  • Excellent56%
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  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
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ul. Rakowicka 42, Krakow 31-521, Poland
ul. Rakowicka 42, Krakow 31-521, Poland
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

I love walking around old cemeteries to view the amazing artwork on the tombs. These historic cemeteries also have many famous people buried in them so it's interesting to see the famous burial sites.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Greeted by a memorial to the late Pope it is good to see the different cultures and races represented. Our object was to view the British Commonwealth War Graves,immaculately cared for.Polish families also treat their forebears relics with love and respect and it is a...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Most of my family is buried on this cemetery. I go there quite regularly (if only I manage to find the time) to visit my father, my grandma and others. It's the main one in Cracow, you can find graves of many famous Poles there...More

1  Thank Simon S
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The main cemetery of Krakow, there are many famous Poles buried there. There isn't any super-spectacular tomb, maybe with the exception for Matejko's (the famous Polish painter) tomb. It is a good place for a short walk and reverie.

Thank Stanislaw1972
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I visited this amazing cemetery on a hot day and it was a place of cool respite from the heat and crowds of Krakow. The cemetery is huge and has some famous people buried here: Jan Matejko, Tadeusz Pankiewicz, Pope John Paul II’s parents Karol...More

Thank catsforkids
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

If you want a peaceful place to wander for a few hours, this is it. There are some beautiful graves to visit and some lovely statues. It's a massive place and not very well signposted, but if you can get past that it's a great...More

Thank colins5286
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Well, we are visiting old cemeteries everywhere we can. This cemetery is for sure worth to visit if you are interested in heritage and past. But, you should be very patient, and you should print-out the plan, better with the graves you want to see...More

Thank PaK83
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Rakowicki Cemetery is a cemetery in Poland, located in the centre of Kraków. it is Lovely old cemetery. While not everyone's cup of tea. Also it is one of many important cemeteries in Poland with more than 200 years since its foundation.The cemetery has an...More

Thank TaherAlbaghliJulian
Reviewed 20 May 2016

The Rakowicki Cemetery obviously receives a huge amount of TLC and, in some sections, it's almost like a manicured garden, within a park. There's an abundance of fine funerary sculptures and a variety of war memorial monuments. Many of the wide alleyways between tombstones are...More

4  Thank starlightShanghai
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Lovely old cemetery. While not everyone's cup of tea, if you like history and a look into the past this is for you. Very peaceful place to spend a bit of reflective time.

Thank Phyllis D
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30 March 2016|
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Response from Teresa A | Reviewed this property |
The inquiring person contact the Felician Sisters in Cracow on line (in English) and ask. The cemetery only shows the location of the Ursuline sisters.
13 March 2016|
Response from Teresa A | Reviewed this property |
The Jezuite tomb at the Rakowicki Cemetery in Cracow - address pas 37 rząd płd, miejsce grobowiec Jezuitów path 37 south row - XXXVII south row there is a map but I cannot post the link on your page. Please let me know how... More