Poland Day 3: Maximilian Kolbe‘s Niepokolanow – Immaculata City; Old Town Warsaw
by Steve Ray on August 7, 2023
After a good nights, sleep, and a wonderful breakfast, we begin our first full day touring this amazing Catholic country of Poland. We started with a short drive to Maximilian Kolbe‘s Niepokolanow – the Immaculata City where he published his paper and established Catholic radio Poland. He was a real pioneer at both endeavors.
It was fun to see Jen Brown and Jim Carroll sit in the broadcasters seat and meet the present Franciscan broadcaster. Also, interesting that both the radio stations in Poland and in Omaha are frequently 102.7!
Back to the center of old historic Warsaw for lunch, and then a tour of the amazing city. Knowing how much of the city was destroyed during World War II, it is stunning how quaint and authentic and beautiful it is today.
Guided tour including St. John’s Cathedral where Servant of God Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski is buried and the Royal Castle Square, which features the magnificent Royal Residence and Sigmund Column.
Saw the Jewish Quarter and Heroes Memorial
along with Lazienki Park and Palace, former summer residence of the Polish Kings, and the famous Chopin Monument.
Dinner at the Belvedere Restaurant in the forest, one of the best restaurants of Warsaw.