5. The Royal Road
The King’s Road is the ceremonial route that kings and other celebrities walked through Krakow when the city was Poland’s capital. The Gothic Florianska gate of about 1300 and, since 1499, the mighty Barbican before her (both have completely survived with the adjacent city walls and towers). From the gate, Florianska Street, as always Krakow’s busiest, leads to the central square.
The road ends at the foot of the Gothic basilica of the Virgin Mary from the 14th century, the most famous church in the city. In the southern corner of the square is a small 11th-century church: the St. One block down Grodzka Street, a square is flanked by two large temples from the 13th century.