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Main City Gate
Main City Gate
The Main City Gate was built in the 14th century. The Gate is characteristic because it contains elements of both Gothic and Romanesque styles. The primary role of these gates was to defend the city, and they also presented the only option of access to the town’s center. The main gate connects the lower and the upper square. They consisted of two wooden doors and loopholes hidden in various places which protected access to the center. Above the entrance to the passage, there are three coats of arms: the coat of arms of Motovun, the Venetian lion and the coat of arms belonging to the Memo family. At the very entrance to the town, a stone lion is set, symbolizing the rule of Venice. Interestingly enough, Motovun is the only town containing 13 lions, some of which hold an open, and some a closed book. It is believed that the lions with open books represent a period of peace, while the other ones with closed books represent the periods of war.
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Borgo Street, Motovun 52424
45.336680, 013.828072 (45°20’12.1″N 013°49’41.1″E)
GPS coordinates: 45.336680, 013.828072 (45°20’12.1″N 013°49’41.1″E)
Address: Borgo Street, Motovun 52424
Main City Gate are located in Old Town of Motovun in Borgo Street.
If you are driving with a car show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do starog dijela grada Motovuna koji se nalazi u unutrašnjosti Istre (od Pazina udaljen oko 20km). Hvala!
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas da me uputite prema Glavnim gradskim vratima koja se nalaze u starom dijelu Motovuna u ulici Borgo. Hvala!
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