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The City Gate
The City Gate or the Tower
The tower, known as the “New Port”, which stands out by the inscription above the exit portal, was built in the 16th century. At the time, it contained a strong wooden door and was additionally protected by veterans who threw heavy objects or poured hot water and oil on their enemies from the tower, which they did through machicolations, i.e. various loopholes and bumps built at the door. The lower part of the tower is arranged as a passage, but today this space is arranged as a lapidary which provides you with an insight into stone monuments from the Roman period, some parts of medieval inscriptions and coats of arms, both old and new.
Category: Other attractions, Old town,
Veli Jože Street, Motovun 52424
GPS coordinates: 45.337013, 013.828213 (45°20’13.2″N, 013°49’41.6″E)
Address: Veli Jože Street, Motovun 52424
The City Gate or the Tower is located in Old Town of Motovun in Veli Jože 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 Gradskim vratima (kuli) koja se nalaze u starom dijelu Motovuna u ulici Veli Jože. Hvala!
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