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Friday, October 30, 2020
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City Gates #1

City Gates

Within the Old Town`s Walls you can find four gates that once served as main entryways to the city. According to scientific research carried out in 1930s, the gates’ foundations can be traced back to the 5th century BC - same as the city walls and other fortifications. In 1530 all four gates were rebuilt by Dalsar II and decorated with Moorish bas-reliefs, which gave them their current distinctive look. The tallest gate is King’s Gate, located in the southern part of the city. Since 1973, every newly elected Governor has used it to enter the city during the official swearing-in ceremony.