Florianska Street, Krakow

Florianska Street, Krakow (must see)

There's nothing like strolling the streets of a city to feel its pulse, and if you want to put your finger on Krakow's then take a walk down Florianska. This place gets its name from the famous Florian Gate at the north. Built in the 13th century, the street has managed to garner attention since its inception. Filled with structures that boast of beautiful facades, the Ulica Florianska is the best place to admire the change in styles of architecture of the buildings through the years.

While some buildings still brag of a stern yet intricate edifice displaying Gothic influence, other buildings showcase styles more modern ranging from early to late Renaissance to Baroque and Neoclassic. Never the less, the amalgamation of these different styles makes the street worthy of mention and visit.

Not only is it a must-see because of its rich architectural wealth, but each structure (that is given a serial number) also has a story of its own. There might even be a few houses you would like to enter for a short visit. Owned by some of the wealthier middle-class families in the 14th century, one can read about each structure and its inhabitants in detail. Today, the Ulica Florianska is the most visited street in Krakow and rightly so, for it has so many stories to offer to its visitors.

Tip:
Be aware of the money exchange outlets located here – to be avoided at all costs or it will cost you.
Be aware, also, that this street is among the most expensive of all of Krakow for souvenirs.

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Florianska Street on Map

Sight Name: Florianska Street
Sight Location: Krakow, Poland
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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