ul. Floriańska, Kraków

One of the most famous streets in the city, the beginning of the so-called Royal Route (Floriańska – Main Market Square – Grodzka – Wawel).

The famous tourist route starts by passing through St Florian’s Gate (Brama Floriańska) offering a marvellous vista of the towers of St Mary’s standing farther away. Most townhouses standing along Floriańska Street were remodelled in the 19th century. Worth attention are the former household of the magnate Kmita family at No. 13, the Pod Różą Hotel with its Renaissance portal at No. 14, the Museum of Pharmacy of the Jagiellonian University Medical College, and the house (today Museum) of Jan Matejko (No. 41). Jama Michalika, the famous confectionery and a meeting-place of fin de siècle artists from the Zielony Balonik (Little Green Balloon) cabaret is situated next to it. Its interiors are decorated with original drawings, caricatures, and puppets from Kraków nativity scenes.

Contemporary Floriańska is a busy commercial street. After a thorough renovation completed in 2006 and restrictions curbing outdoor advertisements, it has returned to the bevy of most prestigious Polish streets.

Date: 2017-05-26 Show ticket
News Publisher: Portal główny EN
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