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Cracow Gate


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The Cracow Gate, one of Lublin’s top landmarks, was built as a part of the city walls in the 14th c. The gate owes its name to the historic royal route leading from Cracow, via Lublin to Vilnius.

The Cracow Gate, one of Lublin’s top landmarks, was built as a part of the city walls in the 14th c. The gate owes its name to the historic royal route leading from Cracow, via Lublin to Vilnius. It served as a defensive structure, an observation tower for the fire rescue, and a residence of the clock-master operating the clock. The gate also had a trumpeter who would play a bugle call. The oldest, Gothic part of the gate was built from limestone and bricks, whereas the two-storey extension from vitrified bricks. The octagonal, plastered clock tower and the foregate were erected in the mid 16th c. The gate is crowned with a Baroque cupola with a monogram ‘SAR’ (Stanislaus Augustus Rex) and a date – 1782, added during the reconstruction works supervised by Dominic Merlini. The present form of the Cracow Gate was achieved after renovation works in the years 1959-1964, which restored the original appearance of the gate and adapted its interiors for the needs of the Lublin History Museum.

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Łokietka 3
20-109 Lublin
Province: LUBELSKIE
La latitude et la longitude: 51.24760,22.56649

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