Market Gate (Brama Targowa) is the landmark of Elblag. The gate is the only existing part of the original city wall. The construction began in 1319 and it was enlarged to the current height in 1420-1430. The gate was damaged badly in the World War II, but restored after the war. Today the is a terrace on the top of gate with panoramic view to Elblag old town.

References:

    Comments

    Your name


    Lefty said 6 years ago
    Very nice pictures. I have Elblag coin 2 zl that I purchased from RSM in Utah, USA. It is about a 2006 issue from Poland and am looking for information on city gate. thank you for pictures, explanation. The idea of Spotting History is excellent- now I can look for places in USA- far north, New York that few pay attention to..


    Address

    Stary Rynek 1, Elbląg, Poland
    See all sites in Elbląg

    Details

    Founded: 1319
    Category:

    User Reviews

    Powered by Google

    Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

    Historic Site of the week

    Trepucó Talayotic Settlement

    The settlement of Trepucó is one of the largest on Menorca, covering an area of around 49,240 square metres. Today, only a small part of the site can still be seen, the two oldest buildings, the talaiots (1000-700 BCE). Other remains include parts of the wall, two square towers on the west wall, the taula enclosure and traces of dwellings from the post-Talayotic period (650-123 BCE).The taula enclosure is one of the biggest on the island, despite having been subjected to what, by today’s standards, would be considered clumsy restoration work. This is one of the sites excavated around 1930 by Margaret Murray, a British archaeologist who was a pioneer of scientific research on Prehistoric Menorca.

    The houses are perfectly visible on the west side of the settlement, due to excavation work carried out several years ago. They are multi-lobed with a central patio area and several rooms arranged around the outside. Looking at the settlement, it is easy to see that there was a clear division between the communal area (between the large talaiot and the taula) and the domestic area.The houses near the smaller talaiot seem to have been abandoned at short notice, meaning that the archaeological dig uncovered exceptionally well-preserved domestic implements, now on display in the Museum of Menorca.The larger talayot and the taula stand at the centre of a star-shaped fortification built during the 18th century.