Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains are full of places connected with Karol Wojtyła. Of particular interest is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Krzeptówki, built out of gratitude for the rescue of St. John Paul II after the attempted assassination on 13 May 1981. Until then, all that had stood there was a chapel of the Pallottines with a statue of Our Lady of Fatima, donated by cardinal Stefan Wyszyński and consecrated by none other than bishop Wojtyła himself. As Pope, he then crowned the statue during the 1987 celebration in St. Peter’s Square in Rome. The sanctuary also stores the altar from the 1997 mass under Wielka Krokiew, as well as a statue of the Pope and a replica of the Giewont cross.
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Krzeptówki
ul. Krzeptówki 14, 34-500 Zakopane
+48 18 2066420, www.smbf.pl