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St. Florian's Gate

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St. Florian's Gate

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Robert O wrote a review Feb 2021
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,379 contributions2,218 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Traveller8071 wrote a review Aug 2020
France2,010 contributions218 helpful votes
A must to pass through! Beautiful gate which was protecting Krakow city originally. Just up front to remparts dedicated as well to city protection.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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pawel_hbg wrote a review Jun 2020
Sopot, Poland7,483 contributions677 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Jpr wrote a review Mar 2020
Sunderland, United Kingdom13 contributions6 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: March 2020
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charlotteaccounts wrote a review Mar 2020
Cheshire84 contributions32 helpful votes
Well worth walking to see this a lovely building , excellently maintained, some lovely churches nearby you can also pop I. For free
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Date of experience: March 2020
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