Poland Day 5: Mountains of Zakopane – JP II’s Favorite Vacation Place

by Steve Ray on August 9, 2023

A restful and very pleasant day today. We are in the mountains of Zakopané, which is John Paul II’s favorite vacation place. And we can see why! Beautiful countryside that reminds us a lot of Switzerland.

We had Mass in the beautiful wooden church of our lady of Fatima and then took the funiculars up Mount Glubowka for a bird’s eye view over the city and hillsides of Zakopane. Time to enjoy the mountain top. Then back down the tram to enjoy a fantastic and authentic “highlander lunch” at Góralska Tradycja.

Afternoon at leisure for strolling and shopping on the outdoor Krupowki Street Marketplace and visiting the local churches. Some people even decided to take a nap 🙂

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