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St. Florian's Gate (Brama Florianska)

Ul. Pijarska, Krakow 31-015, Poland (Stare Miasto)
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Ranked #28 of 137 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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Livingston, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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46 helpful votes 46 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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Charleston, South Carolina
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Nothing spectacular if you've traveled around Europe. Still, an attractive remnant of Krakow's city wall. Good view and photo op of the historic district from the interior, which includes a small chapel. The gate itself is also worth a photo.

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Gateshead, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

At the top end of Ulica Florianska and part of the old fortifications and city wall is this superbly preserved and attractive Gothic gateway. Protected by the Barbican to the north Florian's Gate is part of Krakow's old history and stands as a simple structure representing the past, built in the fourteenth Century. You'll no doubt visit the street and... More

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Marsascala, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A very adequate entrance to the beautiful old city of Krakow. Despite it's age, it's perfectly preserved.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Walk up Florianska street after visiting St Mary's Basilica, stopping for a cup of very good coffee on the right hand corner. Absorb the atmosphere, visit the art shop on the left hand side at the very end before the tower, listen to the street buskers - they are a cut above the norm in this city - many of... More

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NEWPORT
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went here as part of a mixed combination of tours in an electric buggy. Well worth a visit - would highly recommend.

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