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Kalwaria zebrzydowska in Wadowice Powiat, Małopolska, Poland
 

Bazylika / Basilica

 
 
Basilica Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2018
1. Basilica Marker
Inscription.
Bazylika
Matki Bożej anielskiej
OO Bernardynow w Kalwarii
Zebryzdowskiej

w dniu 7 czerwca 1979 r.
w czasie swojej pielgrzymki do Kalwarii

Otciec Św. Jan Paweł II

osobiscie ogłosił tutejszy kościoł
bazylika

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(English translation:)

(At the) Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels and the Bernardine Monastery in Kalwaria zebrzydowska, on June 7, 1979, during his pilgrimage to Kalwaria (Calvary, i.e. here), the Holy Father Pope John Paul II personally proclaimed the basilica status of this church.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization marker series.
 
Location. 49° 51.607′ N, 19° 40.335′ E. Marker is in Kalwaria zebrzydowska, Małopolska, in Wadowice Powiat. Marker is on Bernardynska just west of Klasztorna. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Bernardynska 46, Kalwaria zebrzydowska, Małopolska 34-130, Poland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Muzeum Miejskie / Town Museum / Museo Civico (approx. 13 kilometers away); Wadowice Tobruk and Monte Cassino World War II Memorial (approx. 13.1 kilometers away); Wadowice 12th Infantry Regiment War Memorial (approx. 13.1

Bazylika / Basilica and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2018
2. Bazylika / Basilica and Marker
The marker is visible here to the right of the church entrance.
kilometers away); Świętemu Janowi Pawłowi II / His Holiness Pope John Paul II (approx. 13.1 kilometers away); Pope John Paul II's Former School (approx. 13.1 kilometers away).
 
Regarding Bazylika / Basilica. "A basilica is a church with certain privileges conferred on it by the Pope. Not all churches with "basilica" in their title actually have the ecclesiastical status, which can lead to confusion, since it is also an architectural term for a church-building style." - Wikipedia
 
Also see . . .  Kalwaria Zebrzydowska park. "Kalwaria Zebrzydowska park is a Mannerist architectural and park landscape complex and pilgrimage park, built in the 17th century as the Counter Reformation in the late 16th century led to prosperity in the creation of Calvaries in Catholic Europe....The park, located near the town of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, which took its name from the park, was added in 1999 to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The site is also one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments (Pomnik historii), as designated November 17, 2000 and tracked by the National Heritage Board of Poland." (Submitted on July 6, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
<i>Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, Glowny Kościoł i Kaplica św. Rafala</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by J. Cebulski, Krakow, circa 1935
3. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, Glowny Kościoł i Kaplica św. Rafala
This postcard view shows the church prior to its elevation to basilica status, along with a group of pilgrims in front of the Chapel of St. Rafael.
UNESCO World Heritage Site Tablet... image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 25, 2018
4. UNESCO World Heritage Site Tablet...
...indicating that the Kalwaria zebrzydowska monastery complex was added to the World Heritage site list on December 1, 1999.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 6, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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