Warsaw, a capital of Poland, the city that combines tradition with modernity set in different aspects: architecture, art and music, culture, fashion and everyday life. It is here where Saint John Paul II during His 1st pilgrimage to Poland said famous words that inspired Poles to fight for their freedom. Shortly after, the political and economic situation of our country and the other countries of Eastern Europe has changed.
- Visit the most important touristic attractions in the city: Old Town with Royal Castle, Market Square and Barbican; New Town with Monument of Warsaw Uprising; Royal Route with magnificent palaces, churches and monuments including Presidential Palace, University of Warsaw, Holy Cross Church with Chopin’s heart, Copernicus Statue, area of the former Jewish Ghetto with Monument of Ghetto Heroes; historical squares like Bank Square, Theater Square with Grand Opera building and finally beautiful Lazienki Royal Park with picturesque Palace on the Water and Chopin Monument;
- Pilsudski Square by the Holy Cross that is the sign of the first pilgrimage of John Paul II to His homeland, the Holy Mass He celebrated and the famous words He said to the people of Poland, that afterwards, changed Poland and influenced the whole Eastern Europe: “Spirit, come and renew the face of the earth, this earth”.; St. Anna Church – a place where Pope John Paul II celebrated Holy Mass during His first pilgrimage in1979 and met with young people;
- Stanislaw Kostka Church where you will attend a Holy Mass and see a special exhibition devoted to Father Jerzy Popiełuszko. On June 14th, 1987 John Paul II visited St. Kostka Church and prayed in front of the tomb of Father Jerzy, afterwards embraced the tomb and kissed it. Thanks to John Paul II efforts, in the year 2010 we witnessed Father Jerzy Popiełuszko’s beatification, who we expect to be announced a Saint;
- Drive to the nearby (1 hour drive) Niepokalanow to visit the Franciscan Monastery which is linked with the figure of Saint Maximilian Maria Raymond Kolbe – a martyr from the death camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau.