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Lublin. Krakow Gate

The Cracow Gate (Brama Krakowska) was built as a part of a fortification system (the walls surrounding the city) during the reign of King Casimir the Great, following a Tatar attack in 1341. It is an architectural symbol of the city. It serves as a passage between the Old Town and the Downtown. At present, it serves as a Lublin History Museum. The name of the Gate derives from a royal road running from Lublin to the then capital of Poland – Cracow. The road would run through that Gate. It was also known as the Higher Gate, as opposed to the Grodzka Gate, located in the lower part of the city.The Cracow Gate was considered the most elegant element of the Old Town, therefore, royal and parliamentary entourage would enter the city through this Gate. The present appearance of the Gate combines features of a number of architectural styles. The oldest part of the Gate (Gothic style) was built using limestone and bricks arranged in checker pattern on the outside walls. The 15th century two-storey extension is easy to spot, as the overburned (thin) bricks have been arranged in an oblique strip pattern.

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Zoltán Balogh09-Jun-2018 14:24
This is so nice Jose. V
Tom LeRoy08-Jun-2018 12:00
Well composed image of this old gate! V
woody3408-Jun-2018 06:53
Always appreciate your background notes....makes me appreciate the building so much more.Another outstanding clear capture...V
Dennis Hoyne08-Jun-2018 02:51
A lovely and interesting historical structure1 V
Helen Betts08-Jun-2018 01:55
Impressive gate, well shot from this POV. V.
Fletcher Wildlife Garden08-Jun-2018 01:53
Terrific perspective from which to capture this interesting gateway. V
Allan Jay07-Jun-2018 23:19
Great details and wonderful tower!
Patricia Kay07-Jun-2018 22:57
Beautiful image Jose...I have been to Kraków and loved it....BV
Graeme07-Jun-2018 21:32
A beautiful capture of this gate and clock tower, Jose.BV
Tom Munson07-Jun-2018 19:57
Beautiful clock tower.
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