The Highland Gate

 

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The Highland Gate was built in 1588. Constituted the main entrance to the Main City of Gdansk on the west side. This gate is the beginning of the so-called Royal Route, the largest urban historic axis of Gdansk. The gate of the two sides was surrounded by earthworks, which was demolished in the nineteenth century.


In the same century, was also buried under the moat, which was before the belt of fortifications. Decorating a merit Gates upland Wilhelm van den Block. From the entrance to the city you can see the layout of the coats of arms: in the center of the emblem of the Republic held by the angels of arms of Gdansk with the lions, and the left arms of Royal Prussia. At the Gate also placed three sentences in Latin. They mean: "Justice and piety are the basis for all countries", "goods of the most worthy of desire by the society are: peace, freedom, consent," "smartest makes up everything that makes up for the Republic." Highland Gate is an example of Renaissance-style building.



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