St. Florian's Church, Krakow
St. Florian's Church was originally built in 1184 as a mausoleum for the relics of St Florian, a 3rd century Roman soldier and martyr. The present look of the church is the result of a Baroque rebuilding after the Swedish Wars.
The church was the starting point for royal funeral as well as coronation processions on their way to the Wavel Cathedral.
It has been the University Collegiate since the 16th century.
The Baroque Church of St. Florian is located on the northern side of Plac Matejki. A church existed here as early as the 13th century but has changed considerably over the years. The most dramatic reconstruction was undertaken during the early 20th century which gave the church it's present day Neo-Baroque appearance.
this beautiful church was originally built by duke kazimierz between 1185 and 1212. the church was built to house relics of st. florian given to the duke by pope lucius III in 1184. today there is no trace of the medieval church and st. florian's exterior was completely remodelled in the 20th century. the high alter has a painted effigy of st. florian painted by jan tricius in the late 17th century.
The church was originally built in the medieval age, when the relics of Saint Florian had been bring down to it.
Today Saint Florian Church is an example of the Baroque-style temple. It has rich equipped inside and great localisation, which make it the kind of crown of view for the Matejko Square.
The church was the place, where started so called Royal Route leading to the Wawel hill (and castle). In the past the route was use by kings during their ceremonial entries, now is the main tourist track in the city and also the frame for order of my next Krakow's "Must see" tips.