Pantheon of the Great Poles
The pantheon is connected with the tradition of burial of the distinguished for the nation in special places and was created in the undergrounds of the Temple of Divine Providence. Similarly to Wawel, there are tombs of the remarkable people. Witness of their lives will be remembered in the history of our country. It will become a remarkable memory for future generations.
The Pantheon is a resting place for admired and well-known people: Monsignor Jan Twardowski, Chaplain of the Katyn Families, Monsignor Zdzisław Jastrzębiec Peszkowski, the first Head of Diplomacy of the 3rd Republic, prof. Krzysztof Skubiszewski, and people who died tragically in the presidential plane crash near Smolensk: the creator of “Parafiada” – Józef Joniec, Pastor of police officers and motorcyclists – Priest Andrzej Kwaśnik, Chaplain of the Katyn Families Federation, Priest Zdzisław Król, last President of Poland in exile – Ryszard Kaczorowski, Government Delegate for Poland – Stefan Korboński, Polish independence activist – Zofia Korbońska; President of the National Council of the Republic of Poland – Zygmunt Szadkowski, with his wife – Wanda Szadkowska. Also, the Pantheon of the Great Poles includes the relics of Priest Jerzy Popiełuszko, blessed John Paul II and blessed Andrzej Bobola. They were connected with the Temple of Divine Providence forever.
Visitng the Pantheon of the Great Poles
We also encourage you to visit the Pantheon from Monday till Saturday at 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., at every full hour, along with a guide, and on Wendsday – from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. On Sundays, visiting is possible between Masses from 1.30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Organized groups are welcome from Monday till Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. after prior telephone arrangement or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to maintenance costs (i.a. electricity, ventilation) we introduced a small fee for visiting the Pantheon of the Great Poles. We encourage you to visit the Pantheon!
Holy Masses are held at: 8.00 a.m., 9.00 a.m. 10.30 a.m., 12:00, 7.00 p.m., 8.30 a.m. At 15.00 we invite you for the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Visiting will be possible between holy Masses, from 1.30 p.m. till 6.00 p.m. During the week, the Masses are held from Monday till Saturday at 7.00 a.m, 12.00 and 6 p.m, the evening liturgy is held in accordance with the calendar from Sunday. All the holy Masses are held in the Lower Church – the Pantheon of the Great Poles.
The COB Information Point. Every day, from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m., there is also an information point near the reception of our office, opposite to the Pantheon entrance. We try to provide all pilgrims and tourists with key information.