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  • Mierové námestie 9, Trenčín
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Trenčín, the city of fashion, is a very attractive place for both Slovak and foreign tourists, thanks to its rich history and architectural treasures, including Trenčin's Lower Gate (Trenčianska Dolná brána).

The Lower Gate, also known as the City Tower, was part of today's demolished city fortifications. It is located below the castle of Trenčín and since the Middle Ages served as a western entrance to the main square of Trenčín.

The gate is characteristic for a Gothic arched arch, above which there are two Latin inscriptions and a coat of arms of the city. One of the inscriptions says "If God does not guard the city then the one who does it does it in vain."

On the tower, there is an electric tower clock from 1934, which replaced the original Renaissance clockwork from the 16th century

The climb to the first view, balcony, is very comfortable, because you will be lifted there by elevator. However, if you want to go up to the tower on foot, you have to overcome few steps and then you can enjoy a perfect view from a height of up to 32 meters directly to the Trenčín Castle, synagogue, Mierové námestie (Peace Square) as well as the surrounding hills and houses.

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