Golden Gate in Gdansk

Gdansk's Golden Gate stands at one end of the Long Street (Ulica Długa) in the Main Town. The gate was designed by Abraham van den Block in Flemish and Italian style and constructed by Jan Strakowski in 1612.

Four figures decorate the gate on both sides. The figures facing Upland Gate represent Peace, Freedom, Wealth, and Fame. The sculptures facing the Long Street are Concord, Justice, Piety, and Reason. The Latin inscription on the gates reads: Concordia res publicæ parvæ crescunt, discordia magnæ concidunt (In agreement small republics grow, because of disagreement great republics fall).

The Golden Gate was largely destroyed in World War II, but was rebuilt in 1957. A German inscription that was restored in the 1990s reads: Es müsse wohl gehen denen, die dich lieben. Es müsse Friede sein inwendig in deinen Mauern und Glück in deinen Palästen (They shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.)

Location: Długa 1, 22-100 Gdansk, Poland.


Golden Gate in Gdansk


Four sculptures on the Golden Gate in Gdansk


Golden Gate in Gdansk


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Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

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