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St. Florian's Gate (Brama Florianska)

Ul. Pijarska, Krakow 31-015, Poland (Stare Miasto)
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Ranked #30 of 144 Attractions in Krakow
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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New York City, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

An essential part of your walk in old downtown. The whole is more important than the parts in this case.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Impressive structure which dates from the 14th Century, it was one of the Gates into Krakow. The steps inside are extremely steep, and when you reach the top, there's an informative, well-presented short film in English, about the background of Defensive Walls of Krakow. On the way out, you get to go along the outside of the Gate, and exit... More

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Riga, Latvia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The gate is small, easy to pass by, but it’s worth to finalize your Old Krakow tour by going out through this gate. A lot of paintings are offered for sell here, and very tasty coffee in café nearby the gate.

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Houston, Texas
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19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Didn't spend much time at this location. I did take some photos and moved on to the next sight. It is a very nice place.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This gate and tower are landmarks in Krakow for good reason. The tower is imposing and features St. Florian dumping water on a burning building. He is the patron saint of firefighters. Local artists have works for sale. Great place for strolling, to see and be seen. First McDonalds built in Krakow just steps away.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Stand by the wall at the gate and you can easily imagine what it must have been like to live in an old walled city. The local artists have screens set up on the walls to show and sell their work.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

St. Florian's Gate is a rare survivor of the medieval wall which surrounded Krakow. Take a few minutes as you dash between hotel & restaurant to appreciate the huge fortifications which once circled the city. This is the Northern Gate, built in 1307 at the top of what became known as the Royal Route (Droga Królewska).

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SHEFFIELD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you are visiting Krakow then you have got to go and see St Florian's Gate, plenty of shops around about as well as places to eat and artists selling their paintings of buildings and scenes of Krakow, inside the arch is a little shrine to the Virgin Mary, The gate is a very imposing site and well worth a... More

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The gate itsekf itself is nothing special but is immaculately restored and gives you a perspective into historical life. You probably won't spend more than five minutes by the gate but just thinking about it as a historical fort and walled/gated community makes it worthwhile

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

very nice and well preserved old buildings and street. strolling around and looking for good deals on the market and tasting some of the local foods...

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