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St. Florian's Gate (Brama Florianska)

Ul. Pijarska, Krakow 31-015, Poland (Stare Miasto)
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Ranked #16 of 125 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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Bolton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

A fantastic medieval piece of history worth a viewing and taking a few pictures of. This area is rich in history.

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Houston,TX
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79 reviews 79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

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.

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Metheringham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We walked though here every day and it is an attractive gateway to the old town and surrounded by parkland and historic buildings.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

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!

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Really amazing to see the remains of the old castle and all. Feels like stepping back in time when you walk under into old town!

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
37 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Bit underwhelming but a nice entrance to the Old Town and set the tone for the rest of the walk down.

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Nashville, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

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

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Shenzhen, China
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

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.

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Doha, Qatar
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

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.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

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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