Monument to Pope John Paul II
- Plac Jana Pawła II Wadowice
Lonely Planet review for Monument to Pope John Paul II
Outside Bazylika Mniejska is a Monument to Pope John Paul II, which is known as the 'Cream Cake Statue' in some circles. It seems that when the pope visited his hometown in 1999, he sat in almost the same spot and reminisced about how he and his mates would enjoy kremówki (cream cakes) from a certain shop 'just over there'. The statue actually depicts the pope in the usual pastoral pose, with his hand raised in a blessing, but it might look to some as though he is pointing.
Naturally, you can't miss trying a kremówka, the calorific pastry of cream, eggs, sugar and a dash of brandy. Everyone claims to serve the real McCoy, but to our mind the best is at Kawiarna Mieszczańska, just next to the church.