Hotel Estera**** , Kraków,
Brama Floriańska/Brama św. Floriana
Brama Floriańska/Brama św. Floriana
03 Jul 2022
04 Jul 2022

Brama Floriańska/Brama św. Floriana

A perfectly preserved fragment of the former defensive walls of Krakow.

The 34-meter Florian Gate was built around 1300. The care of it was entrusted to furriers, hence the colloquial, although already forgotten name - the Furriers' Tower. She defended access to the city from the north.

It was also called Porta Gloriae or the Gate of Glory - this is where the kings returning from battles entered the city. The Royal Road leading to Wawel is already beginning.

In the old days it was connected with the Barbican by a fortified corridor (the so-called “Neck”).

The image of the Piast eagle designed by Jan Matejko from 1882, placed above the gate, deserves attention.

From the city side, the Florian Gate is decorated with a bas-relief of St. Floriana - the tower itself takes the name of a saint, the name of a nearby church dedicated to this saint.

Tourists are delighted with the gallery of paintings displayed near the gate by local painters.

I encourage you, dear guests, to stop for a moment and take note of this work.

 

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