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Grodzka Street, Kraków

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Grodzka Street
View of crossroad between Poselska Street to the south. St. Andrew's Church is at the centre point of the photograph.
Length650 m (2,130 ft)
North endMain Square
South endWawel

Grodzka Street (Polish: Ulica Grodzka, lit. Gord Street) - one of the oldest streets in Kraków, Poland. The street fell along line a former north-to-south trade route.[1] The street is part of the Royal Route, used by Polish kings to reach the Wawel Castle. The earliest documents of its name derive from the thirteenth-century.[2][3]

Features

Street No. Short description Picture
40 Stadnicki Palace - a nineteenth-century palace with a rococo façade.
52 Former Jesuit Collegium from the first-quarter of the seventeenth-century. The Jesuits opened a school here, as to compete with the Jagiellonian University. Presently, the building is home to the Collegium Broscianum of the Jagiellonian University.
54 Saints Peter and Paul Church - a Roman Catholic, Polish Baroque church, built in the early seventeenth-century.
56 St. Andrew's Church - a historical Romanesque church, built in the late eleventh-century as a fortress church used for defensive purposes.
58 St. Martin's Church - a Lutheran/Calvinist church, built in the first half of the seventeenth-century.
65 Gniezno Bishop's Palace - a palace from the seventeenth-century, rebuilt in the Classicist architectural style in the nineteenth-century.
64 Royal Arsenal - built in 1643. Presently, the building houses the Institute of Geography and Spatial Management of the Jagiellonian University.
67 Church of St. Giles - a church built in the fourteenth-century.

References

  1. ^ "Ulica Grodzka w Krakowie | Ulice miasta Krakowa". www.krakow4u.pl. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  2. ^ Wawryszczuk, Ambroży Grabowski ; wybór tekstów Janusz Stasiak ; red. Agata (2008). Domy dawnego Krakowa : wypisy z dzieł. Kraków: Wydawnictwo Jagiellonia SA. p. 71. ISBN 978-83-85729-64-8.
  3. ^ "Ulica Grodzka - Magiczny Kraków". www.krakow.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 15 April 2017.
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