St. Florian Church (which was built in 1185) is located on the northern side of Matejko square in the centre of the Kleparz ... More
Kóścioł Św. Floriana (St. Florian Church)
St. Florian Church (which was built in 1185) is located on the northern side of Matejko square in the centre of the Kleparz district. According to legend, the church was built on the spot where the relics of St.Florian had to be put down while being taken to Prague when they miraculously grew too heavy to be taken any further. From the 16th century it has been the University Collegiate and also the starting point to the coronation route. The church's treasury contains a valuable relic gained as booty after the Grunwald Battle, presented by King Jagiello. Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, was a priest here between 1945 and 1951.
The Planty is a wonderful feature of Krakow. It used to be a moat, but has long since been filled
in. Now it's an almost unbroken ring around the Old Town (it is occasionally broken by roads and stops ...
This fine mansion used to belong to the Polish nobility. It now houses the Goethe Institute Built in the 1700's,
it features a splendid inner courtyard. The interiors are equally fine, with lots of intricate woodwork and ceiling detail. ...