Wednesday, 20 June 2012
KRAKOW - TOWN HALL TOWER
Town hall tower in Krakow is a medieval remaining of the bigger non existing municipal edifice built in medieval times - gothic era, located in the middle of the old town square .
The building also housed a prison and the torture chamber in the dark ages.
The tower was built in the end of 13-th century of a local clay brick and natural stone and had a very typical for gothic architecture features like pointed arches, corbeling, stone bay windows, stone tracery and a gothic helmet and over the main entrance there is a n original Gothic portal with the city coat - of - arms and the emblem of Poland
The current octagonal helmet replaced the gothic one in baroque period. The tower is 70 metres tall and leans 55 centimeters after the storm in 18-th century.There are fantastic views from the top floor of the tower that is open to public every day.
If you are interested in medieval architecture of krakow in Poland please see my other posts below: