St. Florian's Gate (Brama Florianska), Krakow

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Visit one of the architectural centerpieces in the city's old town at St. Florian's Gate (Brama Florianska). Built in the 14th century as part of a defensive wall against Turkish invasion, the tower has been restored since World War II, and its stone and colorful bas-relief of Saint Florin look almost new. The attraction also marks the beginning of the Royal Road, a route taken by the royal family through the center of town. At some point on your visit you may walk under the tower on your way into the center. Consider commemorating your introduction to Krakow with a photo near the iconic attraction. For St. Florian's Gate (Brama Florianska) and beyond, use our Krakow travel itinerary planner to get the most from your Krakow vacation.
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  • We went to visit on our waking tour of Krakow and guide explained the relevant history about the city and how it was once a walled town.  more »
  • Came across Florians Gate and Barbican while walking round the old town. Some beautiful architecture and interesting with artists selling their paintings along the walls.  more »
  • An interesting section of the original defensive walls in Krakow, the Florian Tower is within easy walking distance of old town's central square. It's a site you should see, but nothing that can't be ...  more »
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  • Main gate to the middle-aged city. Tickets are valid for both, Barbakan and gate. Don't miss very interested 3D animation in the tower. Must see in Krakow
  • Magaic, pure magic. I loved that photos that I took around this area!
  • Stunning place. Recommended.
  • Looks very interesting and nice, worth visiting
  • Florians Gate is in great condition. He was a roman soldier who was catholic and was later drowned for his beliefs. So they now use his image for the firefighters saying that he protects the city from fires.

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Krakow ranks among one of Europe's increasingly popular tourist destinations, which is reflected in the rising costs of comfortable lodgings. The best hotels are concentrated in and around the historical old town, where five-star luxury comes at a very steep price. Old town hotels place you just steps from fine shops and restaurants, as well as the city's main museums and galleries. However, if your trip involves a tight budget, avoid the central district and check out mid-range hotels and economical hostels in one of the outlying neighborhoods.
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