A fantastic medieval piece of history worth a viewing and taking a few pictures of. This area is rich in history.
You sense the history of Krakow when you try to imagine what it must have been like to approach the well-defended brick and mortar walls of the city during medieval times. Great examples of an early portcullis, dry moat and medieval guard towers.
We took a walking tour and heard the history of the site. It is near the first McDonald's that was opened in Poland after the fall of communism. There was a small band of old men playing music there. The atmosphere was lively and fun. Worth a visit!
Just to see this still exists after hundred and hundreds of years is a marvel in itself. The Planty Park around the garrison hundreds of years ago was a moat, also to protect the city..now a graceful park. Alot of different musicians will just take their time to play whatever instrument under the arch which echoes all the way down... More
The gate and walls around the city show the times gone by. It was nice to see. If you are pressed for time, there is not much else but looking, so do what else you need to do and if you have time, swing by here. I did not go inside, as I didn't feel it was warranted.
This 14th century gate and the adjoining walls and buildings contribute to the ancient feel of the old city. Just outside the gate is the Barbican which is a small and intact medieval fortification and a rare survival. When you go through the gate you know you are entering the old city.
St Florian's Gate is an interesting site, but not really a "destination" site for those pressed for time. It is apparently much more interesting in the summer, when the inner barbican is opened and tourists can enjoy refreshments on the grounds.
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