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Vasa Gate

Local name: Brama Wazów

Located inside: Wawel

Vasa Gate is the oldest preserved gate leading to Wawel. It was built at the end of the 16th century by order of Sigismund III Vasa. Its facade is decorated with bossages and roofed porch while the inside consists of the attic.

Vasa Gate replaced the previous Gothic construction. It is located between the buildings of Cathedral House and chapter house. It's a simple building decorated with bossages and attic. In the past, it consisted of the bastion and defensive towers. They were dismantled in the 19th century. The gate was also renovated then what is reminded by the inscription in Latin "Senat and People of Kraków renovated in 1827" placed above the entrance.

The coats of arms of Poland and the Vasa Dynasty are situated above the internal entrance. The passage also consists of medieval grave plates and the coat of arms of Odrowąż.


Attractions inside

    Vasa Gate map
    Wawel 531-001 Krakow , Poland