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    We can get to Brama Portowa using public transport. We can choose trams no: 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 10, or buses no: 807, A, B, C, D, G. All lines stop at the "Brama Portowa" stop, from which you can see the monument.

Built in the 1720s, the Baroque gate is one of the two remaining city gates in Szczecin. It is currently the seat of the Chamber Theatre.

The Port Gate is one of the two city gates that have survived from the city's fortification line. The baroque building was erected in 1725-1727 according to the design of the Dutch architect Gerhard Cornelius van Wallrawe.

The outer walls of the monument were decorated with sculptures by the French artist Bartholome Damart. On the one hand, we find a shield with the monogram of King Frederick William, who funded the construction of the building In the upper part of the building there is a gilded inscription in Latin, which proclaims the rights of the Brandenburg State to Pomerania and Szczecin. Above the inscription there is a panorama of the city and the god of the Odra River. Even higher there is an oval shield crowned with a crown with the coat of arms of Prussia.

In the first half of the 20th century, a fountain was built in front of the gate with a Neo-Baroque statue of the goddess Amphitrite. During World War II, the decorations were dismantled and hidden in the Arkona Forest. At the end of the 1950s, the decorations were found and reinstalled on the gate.

The Port Gate was previously known as the Berlin Gate because the road through it led to Berlin. The current name was given in 1945 so that it would not be associated with a German city.

From 1976 to 2013, a Cepelia store operated inside Brama Portowa. Since 2015, the building has been the seat of a chamber theater.

Brama Portowa was entered on the provincial list of monuments in June 1954.


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