Table 1 Number of visitors to selected sanctuaries in Europe before the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019 and during the year when the COVID-19 pandemic began—2020

From: The Impact of COVID-19 on Pilgrimages and Religious Tourism in Europe During the First Six Months of the Pandemic

Nr Place-city Geographic location (country) Shrine type (Marian shrine, shrine of Lord, shrine of saint) Number of visitors before the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019 Number of visitors during the year when the COVID-19 pandemic began—2020
1 Santiago de Compostela Spain Shrine of Saint James 347578* 53906*
2 Lourdes France Marian shrine Approx. 5000000 No data
3 Częstochowa Poland Marian shrine 4400000 Approx. 1000000
4 Kraków-Łagiewniki Poland Shrine of Divine Mercy (shrine of Lord) 2000000 Approx. 350000
5 Wadowice Poland Shrine of Saint John Paul II 211 072** 43 387**
  1. *Tourist traffic is registered in Oficina del Peregrino de Santiago de Compostela
  2. **Tourist traffic is registered in the Family Home of John Paul II Museum in Wadowice