St. Florian's Gate
St. Florian's Gate
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Encircling the Old Town district, this 14th-century gate and its four towers are the remnants of the city's fortifications, most of which were destroyed at the beginning of the nineteenth century.
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN1,060 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
St. Florian's Gate is a pretty cool Gothic tower/gate house. There are some short remnants of the old city wall you can walk along if you get an entry ticket and a barbican out front you can visit as well. The best part is really just seeing the tower from the street.
Written August 12, 2021
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Pernille I
Copenhagen, Denmark6,573 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
The St Florians Gate is further to the old city than the Barbican fortress - it is the real city gate once you had entered through the fortress.

It was built in the Middle Ages to prevent attacks from outside enemies; and named after the saint who is also the namesake of the church a bit further north.
Krakow used to have 47 towers in the walls; of which only 3 remains today.

The inside of the gate has a small chapel dedicated to the Madonna; but most interesting are the small ornaments found in the ground on the exterior if the gate - absolutely impossible to find an explanation for these?

Today it marks a beautiful entry to the medieval part of the town - quiet paved streets.
Written April 18, 2023
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The mind of a traveler
733 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This medieval beauty is a reminder from what the old city was during centuries and how were the defenses against attacks.

Don’t miss the opportunity to cross the gate walking around and enjoying the different points of view.

The mind of a traveler.
Written January 7, 2020
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,224 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This Gothic 34.5 meter-high gateway tower is located across from the Barbican, to which it was once connected via a drawbridge over the city moat.

The tower was erected in 1307 and is the most important of the city's eight medieval gates of the city's ancient defenses which once circled the medieval Old Town.

We used this stunning gate as an entry from the railway station to the Old Town and Florianska Street leading us to the market square where our hotel was located.
Written November 24, 2022
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kudretsancak
Mersin, Türkiye7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
I visited Kraków recently. The guy running an exchange office located just beyond the Florienska Street Gate and next to Beirut falafal restaurant on the left charged me 25% commission for 100 dollar and gave me 300 zlt instead of 400. I demanded my money back but he did not return it. Besides, he refused to give me the payment document. Do you think it is a fair trade?
By the way, there are other offices with 0% commission with fair trade.
Written July 11, 2024
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Abovetheclouds
2,077 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Historical gate. Take a walk and appreciate the history and atmosphere. There are artists selling paintings nearby. Otherwise there is nothing else to see but definitely worth visiting. I really enjoyed walking around and taking in the atmosphere on a busy Easter Sunday.
Written April 9, 2023
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Peggy T
Singapore, Singapore1,130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Though St. Florian Gate is not a huge place but it has it own beauty. The tower wall and park surrounding the main square. When I was there, they were celebrating an annual event thus a huge tourist bonus. I got to see a procession of group wearing historical clothing and also orchestra playing.
Written September 21, 2023
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Richard J L
Highland Beach53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Had the pleasure of staying in a hotel directly across from the gate. The wall and gate are interesting pieces of history that are well preserved. Great to visit if in Krakow but not worth a trip across country to see.
Written February 28, 2020
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania16,942 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
As you are walking in Krakow city center and the end of the Florianska street - or as it is listed here on the Pijarska St. you will find this piece of the former fortifications of Krakow - the St. Florian's Gate.
The tower is rising above the medieval walls of city and the gate is under this impressive tower.
The tower on the side of Florianska street has a bas-relief that is depicting St. Florian (the patron saint of firefighters ), so it is hard to miss the spot, who is pouring water on a burning house.
Visiting is free of charge - and due to its well preserved condition it definitely one of the landmarks of the city that is definitely worth a few min of your time.
Written June 24, 2024
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,530 contributions
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Oct 2020
Just imagine people in the early 1300s erecting a tower like this. Stone by stone, while in the upper parts bricks were used. Part of the wider defense system of the city it was an immense effort, but people were motivated, as an attack by the Tatars in 1241 led to destruction of most of the city. They must have thought: 'that never again'.

Early 1800s the walls and towers including St. Florians had lost their functionality. The tower, barbikan and adjoining sections of the wall survived the demolition effort, thanks to an initiative by a professor. Note the Gothic style, lean and high reaching into the heavens.
Written February 10, 2021
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