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St. Florian's Gate (Brama Florianska)

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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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Ul. Pijarska, Krakow 31-015, Poland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was built about the 14th century as a rectangular Gothic tower of "wild stone",part of the city fortifications against Turkish attack. The tower, first mentioned in 1307, had been built as part of a protective rampart around Kraków after the Tatar attack of 1241...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gate on the Royal Road was the main entrance to the city in the medieval times. Dating back to the fourteenth century, it was part of the city fortifications along with the Barbican next to it. The section of the city wall around the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

This city gate offers you a fantastic view of the street all the way up to St Mary’s Basilica. Our local Gide explained that this was one of the old city gates which had been restored and redeveloped as is now part of the Royal...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Princess Emma M
Reviewed 7 October 2018

This has got to the be the main way to enter Floriańska Street, to experience the view of the street and St Marys church. Have a wander around here, Look at the paintings on the wall, Listen to the musicians that play under the arch.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank GodfatherOfTripAdvis
Reviewed 28 September 2018

This is the gate every dignitary and future monarch of this great land passed through on there way through the city on their way to wonders and glory of Wawel castle. Free to experience.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 516bobt
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Many tourists will find the doors less interesting. There is a complex of reconstructed walls, outside bastion and a tower with entrance under the arch. Near the entrance is a bronze model for better understanding of the area and for the blind people. Similar models...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Miha P
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

I love medieval history so I was really excited that for only 9 zloty it got you into 3 places all steeped in history. Unfortunately it was disappointing. We knew it wasn’t a big location. But even in the space they did have, there wasn’t...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Located near the Main Market Square, this Gate/Tower is easy to find.I passed by shops and restaurants as I walked to it. Located near it is the Barbican, also some sections of the Planty Park.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

All that is left of the old fortifications surrounding this city. Well preserved and interesting. Follows the road to the main square.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank And2012S
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Medieval Gothic gate tower dating from the 14th century & adjoining the city's fortified walls. Many street performers wearing traditional Polish clothing play Polish music, sing Polish songs, and dance at the gate and along the walls. It was once surrounded by a mote- now...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from joemontana16 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The park encircles the old town (tourist area) so you can reach Plenty Park from anywhere in the square. Florianska Gate is at the edge of the tourist area so if you go beyond it you will reach the park. Go online and... More