St. Florian's Gate

St. Florian's Gate, Krakow: Hours, Address, St. Florian's Gate Reviews: 4.5/5

St. Florian's Gate
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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MarcusHurley
Bristol, UK7,711 contributions
Worth a quick visit
Sep 2021
This is a pretty gate but to get to it (other than walking through it) you need to buy a ticket from the Barbican just outside. This then allows you to visit the city walls and Florian Gate, including the small exhibition.
The Barbican visit is excellent and it is worth viewing the walls and gate too as there is a nice little model to show how it all originally fitted together.
Written September 22, 2021
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Denisa Moricová
Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic24 contributions
Gorgeous but overcrowded
Aug 2021
Walking through this gate is quite a magical experience which is elevated by the sound of accordion you can here everywhere in the Old Town. However, the amount of tourists here at all times is worse than Prague.
Written August 13, 2021
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN812 contributions
Gotta Love Gothic
Aug 2021
St. Florian's Gate is a pretty cool Gothic tower/gate house. There are some short remnants of the old city wall you can walk along if you get an entry ticket and a barbican out front you can visit as well. The best part is really just seeing the tower from the street.
Written August 12, 2021
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,767 contributions
Gothic tower, stunning masonry
Oct 2020
Just imagine people in the early 1300s erecting a tower like this. Stone by stone, while in the upper parts bricks were used. Part of the wider defense system of the city it was an immense effort, but people were motivated, as an attack by the Tatars in 1241 led to destruction of most of the city. They must have thought: 'that never again'.

Early 1800s the walls and towers including St. Florians had lost their functionality. The tower, barbikan and adjoining sections of the wall survived the demolition effort, thanks to an initiative by a professor. Note the Gothic style, lean and high reaching into the heavens.
Written February 10, 2021
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Traveller8071
France2,036 contributions
One of Krakow symbol!
Aug 2020
A must to pass through! Beautiful gate which was protecting Krakow city originally. Just up front to remparts dedicated as well to city protection.
Written August 29, 2020
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,302 contributions
Main gate of the seven leading into the city
Jun 2020 • Couples
The name comes from the nearby Church of St Florian and it was the main gate of the seven leading into the city situated in the line of defence walls. Moreover it was through this gate that kings would enter the city after victorious battles, it was also used for ceremonial reasons by diplomats, and famous personages visiting Kraków. Furthermore the route of royal coronation and funerary processions, led through the gate.
Written June 10, 2020
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Jpr
Sunderland, UK14 contributions
Great hit of architecture
Mar 2020 • Couples
Very nice landmark in the city of Kraków , not only the architecture is brilliantly crafted but walking through the arch you get a little surprise artwork but will not spoil the surprise
Written March 7, 2020
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charlotteaccounts
Cheshire107 contributions
Walk too see this lovely building/ gateway to Krakow
Mar 2020 • Solo
Well worth walking to see this a lovely building , excellently maintained, some lovely churches nearby you can also pop I. For free
Written March 4, 2020
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Richard J L
Highland Beach58 contributions
Well preserved piece of history at the beginning of an interestering street
Dec 2019
Had the pleasure of staying in a hotel directly across from the gate. The wall and gate are interesting pieces of history that are well preserved. Great to visit if in Krakow but not worth a trip across country to see.
Written February 28, 2020
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Chris L
Sumter, SC153 contributions
Wonderful piece of history
Feb 2020 • Family
Wonderful art can be found here, as well as live music if you time it right. We were passing through on our way to somewhere else and was mesmerized by the music and artwork. We found the right piece for our collection and listened intently as the guy played the saxophone to some new music 😊. I will say that we did not visit the museum, just walked the length of the fragment wall.
Written February 15, 2020
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