After the city began to settle, Cracow was fortified with defensive walls. Parts of the complex, namely the Florian Gate and Barbican, survive to this day. It is here that the Royal Road leading up to the Wawel begins. It is here that monarchs, the knight’s mail, and Polish and foreign noblemen entered the city. Late monarchs and national heroes’ funeral processions passed down this road towards the Wawel. There were many such processions as many Polish kings passed away outside of Cracow. But it was Marshal Józef Piłsudski’s funeral which drew the biggest crowds.