St Florian’s Church

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St Florian’s Church information

Kraków , Poland
Address
Street ul Warszawska 1b
Telephone
+48 12 422 4842
Getting there
tram 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 24
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This 12th-century church’s location was apparently chosen by the oxen that carried the holy relics of St Florian from Rome. When the beasts of burden would go no further, it was taken as a sign of a holy site. In 1582, the church survived a fire that swept through the city; since then, St Florian has been considered a patron saint of Kraków and of firefighters. The nearby monument celebrates the 1410 Battle of Grunwald, when the Poles defeated the Teutonic Knights.