Located some 50km southwest of Kraków, the small town of Wadowicefeatures a population of around 20,000 and is fairly unremarkable beyond the fact that it was here on May 18, 1920 that the future Pope John Paul II was born, an event that"s turned the otherwise sleepy municipality into a major place of pilgrimage, complete with tacky tourist trappings. Everything of interest revolves around the town"s small central square, the appropriately named Pl. Jana Pawła II, including John Paul II"s Family House - a museum dedicated to the great man"s life and work in the house he grew up in.