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 .

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The building also housed a prison and the torture chamber in the dark ages.

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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

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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.
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If you are interested in medieval architecture of krakow in Poland please see my other posts below:

http://architectureofeurope.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/krakow-old-town-barbican.html

http://architectureofeurope.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/krakow-collegium-maius-jagiellonian.html

http://architectureofeurope.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/krakow-medival-city-walls.html

http://architectureofeurope.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/collegium-maius-oldest-edifice.html

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7 comments:

  1. Preciosas tomas, estuve en Cracovia pero ya no me acordaba de la belleza de la ciudad.
    Un buen paseo por ella.
    Saludos

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  2. amazing... once upon a time!!!!
    amazing buiding!!!

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