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“Festive any time of year.”
Review of Ulica Florianska

Ulica Florianska
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Krakow Old Town Guided Walking Tour
Ranked #27 of 313 things to do in Krakow
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

A combo of standard clothing stores, upscale amber jewelry, cheap junk shops for young kids, a jazz club, some restaurants... It's always nice to walk down and see all the people. It's always busy! I like festive, so it's fun.

Thank Veggie L
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Florianska runs down from the Rynek to the Brama Florianska (which then continues to the Barbakan). There is much of interest on this street. No.45 houses the Jama Michalika, a cafe (selling wonderful - alcoholic - lody or ice creams), cabaret and major literary landmark. In 1895, Jan Michalik opened a confectionery and the Lwowska Cafe which became a favoured meeting-place of Bohemian circles, especially the Mloda Polska group. In 1905 Jan Kiesilewski started the legendary Zielony Balonik (Green Balloon) cabaret featuring Tadeusz Boy Zelenski. Its Art Nouveau interior, furnishings and stained glass (by Henryk Uziemblo) have hardly changed since Austro-Hungarian days and have to be seen to be enjoyed!
No.41 is the 16th century Dom Jana Matejki; the Matejko House a museum to the famous history painter who lived here from 1873-93; it was set up in 1893 (seven years after his death). It originally belonged to the families of Krakow craftsmen and was purchased by the end of the 18th century by the Matejko family. Its Baroque facade was designed by Tomasz Prylinski and Jan Matejko himself. The museum contains mementos,some paintings and drawings, and two rooms preserved in their original state.
Across the road at No 14 is the Hotel Pod Roza (Under the Rose) - many buildings in Krakow are named after the carvings appearing on the walls of the buildings or over the doorways.The oldest hotel in Krakow, many distinguished visitors have stayed here: Tzar Alexander I; Franz Liszt; Fausto Sozzini, the Sienese religious reformer who came to Poland in 1579 and spread Antitrinitarianism (Socinianism) among the nobility. Over the doorway is an inscription; “May this house stand until an ant drinks the oceans dry and a tortoise circles the world”.
Among the older houses is No.13, the house of the Kmita family, with fine Renaissance windows.
No.5, the 15th century House of the Mother of God;Dom Pod Matka Boska, has a niche with a stone Renaissance figure of the Virgin and Child.
At the corner of the Rynek, No.1, the House of the Moor; Kamienica Pod Murzynkiem has coloured plaster reliefs of American Indians.

2  Thank Mieczyslaw K
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Its old and showing its age with some derelict properties. I didn't visit any of the synagogues just wandered around the streets. I took the long route from the castle along the river path and then back via the main roads

Thank Bunnie29
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

There is a tourist information office right at the top of this street, opposite the large coffee shop and the he Florian Gate - very helpful staff.

Thank lochnagar
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

The old towns main street, worth a stroll up and down perhaps more inviting in sumertime to do some window shopping. There are a lot of interesting restaurans and cafés in the sidestreets.

Thank Kim1307
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