Amazing gates around the world
Porte D Aix, A Triumphal Arch In Marseille
The Brandenburg Gate is an 18th-century ( Built between 1788 and 1791 by Prussian King Frederick William II ) monument. The Brandenburg Gate is 26 metres high, 65.5 metres long and 11 metres deep, and supported by two rows of six Doric columns which each measure 15 meters in height.
The Gate was erected to mark the end of the boulevard Unter den Linden and as a key entry point to the city. The Brandenburg Gate A landmark and symbol with over two hundred years of history. The Quadriga is the sculpture of the horse-drawn chariot found on the top of the Gate.
1806 - that's when the Quadriga (the sculpture of the horse-drawn chariot on the top of the Gate) was stolen by Napoleon’s soldiers and taken back to France as a victory trophy. But after Napoleon was defeated, the Quadriga was returned to Berlin.
When the Nazis ascended to power in Germany, the gate was used as a party symbol.
December 1989 - that's when the Gate was opened as a border.
Add:Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin
Gateway Of India Mumbai
The Gateway of India is one of Mumbai’s most iconic monuments and landmarks. The Gateway of India is an arch monument built during the 20th century(1924 but The foundation of the building was laid on March 31 1911.) in Bombay.
The structure is at a height of 26m above ground level, and the central dome is 15m in diameter.There are five jetties located around the monument.
It was constructed in honour of King George V and his wife Queen Mary when they were on their tour to India. The gateway is amongst the prime tourist attractions in Mumbai. The monument is so popular among tourists that it earned the moniker The Taj Mahal of Mumbai.
This famous tourist spot today pulls food stallers, nature lovers, and photographers to adore its charm.
Visiting Hours You can visit the monument at any time of the day.
Tip Behind the Gateway, steps lead down to the waterfront, where boat trips can be had to locations such as Elephanta Island.
Add:Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Arc St. Stephen Burgos, Spain
Arco de San Esteban is located in Burgos.One of the ways into the old city. Apparently, part of the wall is from the original old city. Fairly little is known about the Ancient Wall of Burgos , which was built by Alfonso III in the 11th century to defend the city.
the mudejar-style arch of Saint Esteban, from the XIV century, composed by a double horseshoe arch and two square-shaped towers with a gallery with six round arches between them.
Victory Arch Munich
The Siegestor in Munich is a three-arched triumphal arch.The design is based on Rome’s Arch of Constantine.
The Siegestor is 21 meters high, 24 m wide, and 12 m deep. On the Siegestor, a bronze sculpture of Bavaria lion-quadriga with Bavaria, the state’s patroness.
The Siegestor Badly damaged in World War II, it was scheduled for demolition in 1945, but was rather partially restored. The inscription on the south side was added after the war and reads "Dem Sieg geweiht, vom Kriege zerstört, zum Frieden mahnend", which means "Dedicated to victory, destroyed by war, urging peace". The inscription on the north side reads "Dem Bayerischen Heer" - For the Bavarian Army.It is located between the Ludwig Maximilian University and the Ohmstraße. To the south, the Triumphbogen (triumphal arch) opens to Leopoldstraße, the main promenade in the trendy Schwabing neighborhood.
In the evening the gate is amazingly illuminated which makes it even more impressive.
Address: Leopoldstr. 1 80802 Munich
Roosevelt Arch Montana
The Roosevelt Arch is a triumphal arch at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park.Rustic style monument that symbolically marked the entrance into Yellowstone National Park.
In 1903, the partially constructed arch was dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt who laid the cornerstone.(Theodore Roosevelt never returned to Yellowstone, so he never visited the completed Arch.).
To construct the Arch, hundreds of tons of native columnar basalt were hauled from a quarry in the area.The arch is 16 m high. Construction of the Arch took around six monthsׁ. on February 19, 1903, and was completed on August 15, 1903ׁ.
The top of the arch is inscribed with a quote from the Organic Act of 1872, the legislation which created Yellowstone, which reads: "For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People".
Add:2819 US-89, Gardiner
Patuxai – Victory Gate Monument in Vientiane, Laos
Patuxai literally meaning Victory Gate, is a war monument in the centre of Vientiane, Laos, built between 1957 and 1968. Patuxai is one of the most important monuments of Laos.
The gate is known as Victory Gate because it was dedicated to those who fought in the struggle for independence from France and commemorates Laos’s resilience and eventual independence.
The Patuxai Victory Gate Reminiscent of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
On all of its four sides is a large arched gateway, on the ceilings Laos style ornamentations, like depictions of the Hindu Gods Brahma and Vishnu, as well as mythological creatures as kinnaree and the three headed elephant Erawan..
Patuxai Victory Gate.
Location: Lang Xang Avenue, Vientiane, Laos
Open: Monday–Friday from 8am to 4.30pm, Saturday–Sunday from 8am to 5pm
Puerta de Alcalá Madrid
The Puerta de Alcalá is one of Madrid’s most famous landmarks. is a gate in the Plaza de la Independencia in Madrid. Built between 1769 and 1778, this triumphal gate was once the main entrance to the city. It is a Neo-classical granite monument, once served as one of five main entrances to the city.
In the early days of the gate, it was used for livestock migration where the crossing of sheep through the door was a regular thing. Today, in remembrance of their heritage, organizes the Trashumancia Festival. During this event, 2,000 sheep are paraded through the monument.The gate(is 19.5 metres tall) has a large central semicircular topped arch, flanked by two similar arches. They are in turn flanked by two square lintelled gates, five in all.
The gate was given the name Puerta de Alcalá because it was on the road that led to Alcalá de Henares, Cervantes’ hometown (35 km northeast of Madrid) whose centre is a World Heritage Site.
The statues on top represent the cardinal virtues. The raised central part at the gate's highest point has a plaque, which reads: "REGE CARLO III ANNO MDCCLXXVIII." This commemorates the date of the gate's inauguration by King Carlos III.
The closest Metro station to Puerta de Alcalá is Retiro.
Address: Plazade la Independencia, s/n28001
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Barcelona Victory Gate
India Gate - Delhi
The India Gate is a war memorial. The India Gate is a war memorial Delhi Memorial, dedicated to the troops of British India who died in wars fought between 1914 and 1919. The cornerstone was laid in 1921 by the duke of Connaught, third son of Queen Victoria.
After 10 years, on February 12, 1931, Viceroy Lord Irwin inaugurated and dedicated this structure to the nation.
Built with sandstone, this 42-m-high.
The walls of the gateway have been inscribed with the names of 13,500 soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919.At the base of the India gate there is another memorial, that was added after independence.
Every year, on 26th January, the Republic Day parade commences from the gates of the Rashtrapati Bhavan (the President’s residence) and progresses past the India Gate.
Every evening, this imposing structure is lit up with spotlights.
Add: Rajpath, India Gate, New Delhi, Delhi
Porta Sempione ("Simplon Gate") Milan Italy
Arc de Triomphe Paris
The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris.The Arc de Triomphe stands at the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, also known as the “Place de l’Étoile“.
Its design was inspired by the Roman Arch of Titus. The construction of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris was ordered in 1806 by Napoleon, the French Emperor, and was completed in 1836, long after Napoleon’s death in 1821.
The Arc de Triomphe 50 meters in height, 45 meters wide and 22 meters deep.
The large vault is 29.19 meters high and 14.62 meters wide. The small vault is 18.68 meters high and 8.44 meters wide.
The sculptures at the base of the four pillars of the Arc de Triomphe monument show 4 victories and different war scenes.
Less important victories can be found on the inside walls, plus the names of 558 generals.If the name of the General is underlind, he died in the battle.The Arc de Triomphe also honors one man who fought in World War I. In fact, his identity is not known at all.
Victory parades marched past the arch, Germany, in 1871 and 1940 and of France and its allies in 1918, 1944 upon the liberation of Paris during World War II, and after the end of the war in Europe.
The Tour de France bicycle race ends near it each year, and the annual military parade marking July 14—known both as French National Day and Bastille Day—begins its journey at the arch.
The observation deck at 50m up the Arc de Triomphe has some of the best views in Paris.
Add:Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris