Thursday, 19 September 2019
Through the territoryof Małopolska, numerous religious and pilgrimage routes are running.Among those with the oldest traditions we may include the St. Jacob’sRoute, whose history dates back to the middle ages.
It is walked along bythe faithful going to the grave of St. Jacob in Santiago de Compostelain Spain. In Małopolska, there is the section of the St. Jacob’s Roadfrom Korczowa via Krakow to Zgorzelec, marked up on the basis of thetrade route via Regia; Małopolska St. Jacob’s Road from Sandomierz viaKrakow to Bielany/Kęty and Beskid St. Jacob’s Road from Wadowice viaSzczyrk to Cieszyn. The Marian Route links the Austrian sanctuary ofMariazell with Jasna Góra. It leads from the border with Slovakia, viaZakopane and Kalwaria Zebrzydowska to Częstochowa. There are also theroutes associated with the activities of religious orders - theCistercian Route functioning within the framework of the EuropeanCultural Route of the Council of Europe and the Małopolska Route of theOrder of the Holy Sepulchre. In Krakow, the section of the EuropeanCultural Route of the Council of Europe is marked up – the CemeteryRoute which includes the necropolis in Podgórze. The religious routesare: In the Footsteps of John Paul II, St. Sister Faustina’s Route, St.Stanislaus’ Route and Krakow Route of Saints. It is also worth to payattention to the St. Simon’s Route in Lipnica Murowana.