Florianska Street, Krakow
If you are looking for bar, pubs, restaurants and little shops – this is the street to go to in Kraków. Florianska Street is busy day and night and has something for everyone. The street leads from the market square to Florianska Gate, the last of the medieval city gates preserved. It was part of the Royal Route, the street through which visitors went when they entered Kraków for an audience with the King.
Florianska Gate was once part of the city's defence system, together with the city walls which are partly preserved around Florianska Gate. It was first mentioned in 1307 and its tower was one of once 47 in the city walls. The tower is clearly Gothic, though a Baroque top was added in 1694. As I said, Florianska Gate is the only one preserved, but beside its tower, there are three more towers from the original city wall surviving. Just beind Florinska gate, there is a surviving Barbican which was once connected to the city walls as well.
Florianska is the main street to lead from the Florianska gate to the old town to the main square. It is a beautiful, street with historic buildings and many shops and restaurants. Many buildings are under renovation.
I had impression it is the most active street in Krakow's old town. Naturally, it has a lot of coffees, bars, shops, and so on. This street was a part of Royal road, that was going from Florian's gates to Wawel castle.
The street was once considered to be Krakow’s principal commercial street, which runs from the Florian Gate to the main market square. Many houses in this street have medieval walls. On this street you can find the oldest hotel in Poland, ‘Pod Rosa’. There are many modern shops to look around and restaurants including the famous restaurant Jama Michalika, a Bohemian café/restaurant, dating from the 19th Century.
This photo shows the beautiful sight of St Mary's Basilican in the market square at the end of the street.
This street was part of the Royal Road used during coronations and visits from noblemen and royalty. Today it's one of Krakow's busiest pedestrian streets. Florianska Street starts from Market Square by St. Mary's church and goes north to Florianska gate for about 1/4 mile. By the gate you will usually find street musicians and vendors.
The street is busy and one of the main shopping streets, and hosts the only McDonalds of the city. Jan Matejko house is also here.
This is one of the main streets in Krakow and leads down from Florians Gate to Rynek Glowny.
There are tons of shops here and some cheap eats along with the usual McDonalds and Pizza places!*
Left to the Basilica of the Virgin Mary starts the "Florianska Street". To the left and right you find numerous boutiques, jewellery, restaurants and change bureaus. Just follow the street to its and to get to the remaining part of the old city fortification.
The is the first view I have of Rynek Glowny as I made my way from the train station. The scene never cease to amaze me each time I walk down this street towards it.
Florianska Street is a lovely and lively street in the Old Town leading towards the Rynek Glowny. It is lined with restaurants and shops.
Florianska Street (Ulica Florianska) is the most representative (and busy) street in the Old Town. It starts in NE corner of the Main Market Square and go northward straight to Florianska Gate on its northern end; then you can cross Planty (green park around the Old Town) and walk to Main Railway Station.
There are many pubs/restaurans/cafes/bars and stores (mainly luxury) on Florianska Sreet.
Hmm... it's said that appartments on this street are more expensive then in Lower Manhattan, I don't know... maybe.
Florianska Street connects the fragments of the Old Town's walls (and the Florianska Gate) with Rynek Glowny (the Main Market Square). It is a main promenade in the old Krakow where car traffic is strictly prohibited. Interesting houses, festival-like climat, many exclusive boutiques against sellers standing on pavements and looking for a naive clients. Some great pubs and historical restaurants.
To be honest I go there nearly only when I show Krakow to somebody! It is always rather crowded so you can move too fast. And what is the funny the two parallel streets have not even 1/4 of number of people on Florianska St. But maybe the reason of this situation is fact that every tourist must go through Florianska St. and every Krakow's citizen feel to be obliged to show it to every her/his guest.
Florianska Street and the Florianska Gate
If you can get over the presence of Mc Donalds. Levi's stores, and multiple Internet Cafes (which actually do come in handy), Florianska street is a beautiful pedestrian thoroughfare that leads to the square. Anything you need can probably be found here.
Florianska street is the street from the Florianska Gate to the Rynek Glowny/Main Market Square. There sre a lot of shops and cafes. And of course many tourists.
It's one of the main streets of Krakow's Old Town. As you can see it's pedestrian area (as the rest of the Old Town).