Grodzka Apartments are located in the pictoresque part of the Old Town called The Royal Route. The urban layout preserved since the Middle Ages, leads through a route creating magnificent sites only available in ancient European cities.
The route begins near St. Florian’s Church in Matejki Square, passes by the Krakow Barbican – the main entrance to the city, through St. Florian’s Gate, along ul. Florianska, across the Main Market Square and along Grodzka street to the Royal Castle on Wawel Hill.
The Barbican is the former principal gateway to the city and was a key element because of its fortifeid walls that provided defensive from potential invaders. In summer time, it becomes an open air exhibition or concert hall.
The Florianska street seems to be the busiest street of Old Town. It has the biggest number of stores, cafes and disco-bars. It is rich in cellar bars and clubs located in medieval vaults and basements.
The Main Market Square – Rynek – is the central part of Krakow’s Old Town and also the center of the Royal Route. It has always been a focal point of the commercial and social life from its early beginnings till present times. In the center of the Square, you can find the Cloth Hall, Sukiennice, which is a former commercial center and is now one of the best places to purchase regional or folk handcrafts, gifts, and souvenirs.