Florian Gate, Krakow
The Florian is opposite to the Barbican one of the most beautiful Gothic towers in Krakow. This was built in the 14th century by Prince Leszek Czarny. The tower was part of the fortification system of the city, which already existed in 1473 from 17 towers, the gate tower is 33.5 meters, the port is the only one of the eight gates that was not destroyed in the 19th century
On the southern side you can see a bas-relief of St. Florian, the stones the northern side is based on a design by the famous Polish painter Jan Matejko and was added in 1882. The Florian also marks the beginning of the Royal Route, which leads you through the most beautiful churches, monuments and other sights of Krakow
The Florian Gate is located at the northern end of Ulica Florianska and coupled with the Barbican is one of the few remaining trances of the old Town walls. The gate formed part of the inner ring of fortifications, which was doubled by an outer set of walls. The Gate is flanked by three defensive towers and a section of the fortified walls. The Florian Gate is a favourite haunt of Artists, who use the walls to display and sell their work.
Built in 1300 it is the only one of the original 7 gates which is remaining. The others were dismantled during the 19th century "modernisation". The adjoining walls and the 2 towers have also been left.
The Florian Gate hosts an outdoor art gallery and you can purchase from here too.