Golden Gate

Gdańsk, Poland

Golden Gate (Złota Brama) is one of the most notable tourist attractions of the Gdánsk. It was raised in 1612–1614 in place of the 13th century Gothic gate. It forms a part of the old city fortifications. The gate was designed by architect Abraham van den Blocke and was constructed by Jan Strakowski. The architectural style of the gate is Dutch manierism. Next to it is the late-gothic building of the Brotherhood of St.George. Both sides of the gate have attiques, with figures symbolizing citizen's qualities. They were designed in 1648 by Jeremias Falck, and reconstructed in 1878 due to the originals being damaged by time and climate.

Destroyed in World War II, it was rebuilt in 1957. The original German inscription has recently been restored: Es müsse wohl gehen denen, die dich lieben. Es müsse Friede sein inwendig in deinen Mauern und Glück in deinen Palästen (Psalm 122).

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Golden Gare is on of the undeniable symbol of Gdansk. Nevertheless, we can find there much more places and monuments worth of attention. Certainly veru interesting place is located on Marina, restaurant Szafarnia 10. Here you can spend great time with friends and enjoy the Moltawa River form glass terrace . Served there cod cheeks or filet of duck are delicious.


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Founded: 1612–1614
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Poland

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adrian moreira (3 years ago)
One of the major landmarks of Gdańsk. Like most of Gdańsk, it was effectively destroyed in WWII, so what you’re seeing is basically a recreation, rebuilt in 1957. The fact that it’s not original, & is currently surrounded by construction, kinda makes it not all that impressive…but, it’s still a required stop on most tourist itineraries (& an easy meeting point)
Yogendra Nama (3 years ago)
Lot of opinions on the internet which says it's really very awesome. However in my opinion I didn't find the place to be that great as has been mentioned. The street inside the golden gate is really awesome and worth visiting as it leads u til the river in the end. Can be visited once
Qamar Subow (3 years ago)
I come here on Easter holiday everything was close so we only enjoyed the view of the different architecture
Pawel P (4 years ago)
Nice place for a walk. Meny different restaurants.
John Fodden (4 years ago)
Beautiful relaxed atmosphere with plenty bars and restaurants
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