Spalentor City Gate, Basel

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    Spalentor (Spalen City Gate)

    by Airpunk Written Jun 10, 2013

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    Spalentor is the most richly decorated and most impressive of the three remaining city gates (out of formerly seven). It was built in the 15th century and remained in use as part of the defense structure when the city wall was torn down and the tower refurbished. Today, it has the status of a national heritage site and is well-known as a landmark of Basel.

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    Spalentor City Gate

    by german_eagle Written Jun 3, 2004

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    The Spalentor is one of the most beautiful city gates I have seen so far. It was built in the late 14th century. The adjacent city walls were deconstructed in the 19th century.

    The gate is decorated with (partly funny) figures (1473/74)on the outer side.

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    Spalentor

    by littlesam1 Updated Oct 20, 2003

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    The Spalentor is considered the gateway into the old town. The gate has large wooden doors and has been kept in good condition with notes nearby on the renovations that have been done to this gate. This is most elaborate of the remaining city gates.

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    City gates/Spalentor

    by tini58de Updated Jun 15, 2003

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    Go see the old city gates Spalentor, St. Johanns-Tor and St. Alban-Tor, which were part of the former fortifications

    The Spalentor (Spalen Gate), west of the university, marks the end of the medieval sector. It's one of the most beautiful gates in the country. Built in the 1400s, it was heavily restored in the 19th century, and has a pointed roof and two towers with battlements.

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    Spalentor Gate

    by Kate-Me Written Jul 23, 2006

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    A most beautiful city gate, the Spalentor was built in the late 14th century. The adjacent city walls were pulled down in the 19th century.

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    Carving on Spalentor

    by littlesam1 Updated Oct 20, 2003

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    Just above the Spalentor is the carving of yet another dragon. This symbol of Basel can be found on many buildings and churches throughout the city.

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