Bazylika św. Floriana w Krakowie, Krakow
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The Collegiate Church of St. Florian (Kościół św. Floriana w Krakowie) is a historic church in Kraków, Poland. It stands at the northern end of Matejko Square and the former centre of the mediaeval city of Kleparz, now a district of Kraków. The edifice marks the beginning of the Royal Road.HistorySt. Florian's Church was built between 1185 and 1216. It was burnt down many times in the 12th, 16th and 17th centuries. Notably, during the Swedish siege of Kraków, General Stefan Czarniecki ordered the city's suburbs burned down. However, during the city-wide fire which consumed a considerable part of Kraków in 1528, the church – containing St. Florian's relics – survived. Since then St. Florian, usually portrayed as a Roman legion officer carrying water, has been revered in Poland as patron saint of firefighters and chimneysweeps. The church's present appearance is the result of a Baroque renovation after the Polish-Swedish wars.Since the 16th century the Church has been the University Collegiate. The coronation route began there, with the rector of the university senate welcoming new kings. The Church was also the starting point for royal funeral processions to Wawel Cathedral.
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  • The Church located between the old town and the train station. In white is so fantastic. Has seen a small but luxurious decor in the fine detail was that while time has passed will be. Also, so many people came to pray. Even if you sit in some locations. In a quiet mind is a peaceful location.
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  • Another beautiful church of Krakow with lots of historical ties to St. John Paul II as his first parish. Lovely artwork and niches to pray. 
  • Church quite rich in architectural elements and historically interesting styles. John Paul II also passed by here. A few meters from the entrance of the city
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  • It is interesting to see
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  • SW Floriana, pray for us
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  • Beautiful
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  • 跟大部分的教堂差不多喔,還是因為我亞洲人看不太出來呢,入口處有個聖水可以洗手,教堂內明亮安靜,很是神聖的地方。
  • Beautiful well groomed Basilica.
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