Mesto Beroun - Plzenská brána / Town Beroun - Pilsen Gate (Central Bohemia)
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N 49° 57.790 E 014° 04.266
33U E 433378 N 5534949
Quick Description: This Czechoslovak stamp issued in 1965, devoted to the 700th Anniversary of Central-Bohemian town Beroun, depicts among other town's landmarks also Baroque Pilsen Gate (Plzenská brána).
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 3/27/2015 6:59:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMNK8J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:

This Czechoslovak stamp issued in 1965, devoted to the 700th Anniversary of Central-Bohemian town Beroun, depicts among other town's landmarks also Baroque Pilsen Gate (Plzenská brána).

One of the two remained historic entrances into town Beroun, the Pilsen Gate (Plzenská brána), was originally Gothic tower leading to the moat. Pilsner (also called "Upper") Gate was built in the 14th century and it is probably the oldest part of the town's fortification. The trade route from Prague to the west went through this gate and a duty was paid here until 1752. After devastating fire in 1735 the Gate was extensively rebuilt in the Baroque style. Today is in the Pilsen Gate located permanent museum exposition which traces the history of the system of the Berouns’s fortifications and the history of the town itself. You can also take a look at the mechanism of the tower clock and observe the whole town and the preserved remains of the fortifications from the tower gallery.

Stamp Issuing Country: Czechoslovakia

Date of Issue: February 15, 1965

Denomination: 30 h (30 haleru = 0.30 Kčs, Czechoslovak crown)

Color: blue

Stamp Type: Single Stamp

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