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This entrance gate at the southern end of the Old Town was built in 1516 and is the last of a dozen such entrances to remain standing. Modelled after an ancient triumphal arch, the gate was built by Koper resident Sebastiano Contarini. It used to be a tollhouse station and all the visitors to the city who had arrived along the embankment from the land had to walk through it. The stone outer frame of the entrance is Renaissance, from the Venetian workshop of the Lombardi?s. The entrance features symbolic lion heads and higher up is a face of a youth in sunburst which is the symbol of the city.

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  • Written Sep 26, 2006
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