Porta Alta is a gate and a historic monument in Gdansk, Poland. The gate was completed in 1588 and was the main entrance to the city for many years. It was designed by architect Willem van den Blocke and was part of the city walls up until 1895. The gate structure was made out of stone with three archway openings for doors. The gate contains the coat of arms of the Polish-Lithuanian Confederation, the coat of arms of Gdansk and the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Prussia. Previously there was a moat outside the gate with three drawbridges. The gate now stands as a historic monument in the city.
The gate is situated in the city centre. It is a 10-15 minute walk away from the main transport hub of the city ‘Gdansk Glowny’.
Opening Times and Admission
The gate is situated within a public area, you can visit it at any hour of any day for free.