Cmentarz Rakowicki

Orientation & Geography

Europe, Poland, Krakow

Rakowicki Cemetery (Polish: Cmentarz Rakowicki) is one of the best known cemeteries of Poland, located in the centre of Kraków. It lies within the Administrative District No. 1 Stare Miasto meaning "Old Town" – not to be confused with the historic Kraków Old Town further west. Founded at the beginning of the 19th century (during the times of Austria-Hungary), the cemetery was expanded several times and at present, covers an area of about 42 hectares. Is the resting place of many notable people of Kraków. Buried there – among others – are the parents of Pope John Paul II.