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St. Florian's Gate, 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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  • Part of the remains of Saint Florian, patron saint of the country and of the drowned are kept in this temple. It is a beautiful church, whose legend says that the oxen that brought the corpse of the Saint, stopped by this site and did not reach the Wawel Cathedral, so took it with divine signal and was erected here a church that houses his relics.
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  • You don't have something that stands out it from the rest, it is true, but since he was a few meters from our apartment we decided to visit her account the legend that the oxen carrying the remains of San Florián with destination to the Wawel Cathedral stood in this place, before entering the city of Krakow and didn't budge until authorities took the firm decision to build there a church in his name (employer's) the city) inside is nice, as practically all churches in Krakow. The day visited her there was absolutely no one by giving the feeling that is not of the most visited Krakow entry free recommended if you caught near
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  • It's a bit out of Center, just past the monument to Grunwald in square J Matejki, but very nice and worth a stroll to see both the façade and the Interior that, like many others, has many decorations but mostly full of many elements. and it was open.
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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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