Wieza Piastowska / The Piast Tower - Cieszyn (Poland)
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N 49° 45.089 E 018° 37.568
34U E 329004 N 5513704
Quick Description: The Piast Tower (Wieza Piastowska), the remains of the medieval Gothic Piast castle, is one of the oldest architectural treasures of Cieszyn Silesia.
Location: Śląskie, Poland
Date Posted: 4/10/2015 4:55:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMNNRC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Shebi Team
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Long Description:

The Piast Tower (Wieza Piastowska), the remains of the medieval Gothic Piast castle, is one of the oldest architectural treasures of Cieszyn Silesia.

The Piast Tower was the place of final refuge in the event of the castle being seized. It could fulfil the function of watchtower, prison and living quarters. It is almost 29 m high, and after climbing its 121 steps you emerge onto a viewing terrace from which you can see a panorama of Cieszyn and Ceský Tešín and even mountain peaks. In the years 1976-1989 the tower underwent restoration. The crenellations were restored, the corner coats of arms were reconstructed and the observation terrace was built. Today it is an essential part of any sightseeing tour around Cieszyn.

Date Built: cca 1350

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This category is focused only to original Gothic architecture, not to pseudo-Gothic, neo-Gothic or Gothic Revival. You can not find this kind of architecture outside of "Old World", moreover this architecture appeared in ca XIIth century (early Gothic) and the last buildings are from cca XVIth (late Gothic) century...

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