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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 148 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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Krakow, Poland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

When going from the main station to the city center, it's almost impossible to miss the Florianska gate with a small part of the city walls attached. There is a small fee to climb the city walls, but this is worth it. There is one tower that can be climbed and there is a video of the history of Krakow... More

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Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Can be visited as part of the walk around the outer perimeter of the city, dates back to the14th century and is located at the north end of the city

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New York City, New York
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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 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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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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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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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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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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