ul. Św. Wawrzyńca

  ul. Św. Wawrzyńca ,   Kazimierz         more than a year ago
Named after Saint Lawrence, this long street in Kazimierz was one of Kraków's most industrialised streets in the early 1900s, and the city's electrical power plant and gas works both remain hidden here in the spacious territory between ul. Wawrzyńca and the river. Leading from ul. Starowiślna to Plac Wolnica, there are several points of interest can be found, the first, and most enticing of which, is the Judah Square Food Truck Park and the large mural by Israeli street artist Pil Peled that presides over it. Next, on the same side of the street is the former Jewish school, today a pubic high school.

If you follow the tram tracks beneath your feet, you'll notice that they run astray off the left side of the street about halfway down the road, and go no further. This is Kazimierz’s late 19th century tram depot, today home to the Engineering Museum - one of the city's more charming and family-friendly museums. The second half of this huge and historical transportation complex is actually across the street and today host to the sprawling Stara Zajezdnia brewery, beer hall and restaurant - an incredibly popular summer beer garden.

Heading on from the tram depot, the entire final two city blocks to Plac Wolnica on the right side belong to the church, Corpus Christi Church to be exact. One of the city's largest holy sites, this massive brick beauty is a three-naver in Gothic style and dates back to the 14th century. According to legend, a robber who had stolen a holy relic repented on this spot, abandoning the reliquary. The priests in pursuit saw a strange light emanating from the ground and discovering their sacred prize, founded a church here in recognition of the miracle.

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