Vysoká brána / High Gate (Rakovník - Central Bohemia)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 50° 06.351 E 013° 43.914
33U E 409319 N 5551169
Quick Description: The High Gate (Vysoká brána) - late-Gothic 46 m tall tower built between 1518 and 1524, once a key part of the Rakovník's fortification and warning system, now serves as a lookout tower...
Location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic
Date Posted: 3/20/2010 12:34:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM8E4K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Shebi Team
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Long Description:

The High Gate (Vysoká brána), late-Gothic 46 m tall tower built between 1518 and 1524, was once a key part of the Rakovník's fortification and warning system.

As well as Prague Gate, the High Gate is a relic of medieval fortification system of town Rakovník. The Gate, built between 1518 and 1524, is a monumental, 46 m tall six-storey building topped with an open gallery (with gargoyle at every corner) and scalpriform roof. The walls of the tower are 2.35 m thick . The Gate is equipped by a high fortified pre-gate with gallery and battlements with loopholes. High Gate today serves as a lookout tower - its gallery offers a great vista over Rakovník and surrounding landscape...

Date Built: 1518–1524

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This category is focused only to original Gothic architecture, not to pseudo-Gothic, neo-Gothic or Gothic Revival. You can not find this kind of architecture outside of "Old World", moreover this architecture appeared in ca XIIth century (early Gothic) and the last buildings are from cca XVIth (late Gothic) century...

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