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Grodzka Gate

This fortified gate built in the 14th c. was a part of the defensive city walls. It was also a gateway between the Christian and Jewish quarters, which is why it was often referred to as the Jewish Gate. It was originally built as a quadrilateral structure crowned with crenels. Later on a foregate supported with buttresses was added.

In the end of the 18th c. the Good Order Committee (Boni Ordinis) ordered the gate to be rebuilt in a Classicist style without the defensive features. The date MDCCLXXXV and the monogram SAR (Stanislaus Augustus Rex) placed on the fa蓷de remind of this renovation. Presently the building is the seat of the Grodzka Gate - NN Theatre, where you can see a scale model of the Jewish district in Podzamcze before Wold War II.

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  • Copyright: Piotr Fagasiewicz (PiotrF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5396 W: 2 N: 10432] (49318)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2020-06-00
  • Photo Version:Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2020-07-03 11:34
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