The “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre is a local government cultural institution based in Lublin. It works towards the preservation of cultural heritage and education. Its function is tied to the symbolic and historical meaning of the Centre’s location in the Grodzka Gate, which used to divide Lublin into its respective Christian and Jewish quarters, as well as to Lublin as a meeting place of cultures, traditions and religions.

Part of the Centre are the House of Words and the Lublin Underground Trail.

The “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre is a local government cultural institution based in Lublin. It works towards the preservation of cultural heritage and education. Its function is tied to the symbolic and historical meaning of the Centre’s location in the Grodzka Gate, which used to divide Lublin into its respective Christian and Jewish quarters, as well as to Lublin as a meeting place of cultures, traditions and religions.

Part of the Centre are the House of Words and the Lublin Underground Trail.

Architecture and urban planning in Lublin – styles and periods

The Romanesque style was the first to manifest itself in the architecture of Lublin. The donjon at the Lublin Castle is the sole example of Romanesque architecture in Lublin and in Poland east of the Vistula river The double window on the southern face of the donjon is a perfect example of that style. Every style that entered the Polish architecture can be found in the architecture of Lublin: Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Historicism, the so-called Neo-styles, Secession, Modernism. The Lublin Renaissance style, represented by a few buildings in the city, is the most characteristic architectural style that can be found in the area of Lublin and the Lublin region.

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Lublin Renaissance Route – Lublin Region

This distinct consistent architectural style of sacral buildings erected in the Lublin Region in the first half of the 17th century was first recognised in scientific literature by Władysław Tatarkiewicz. The term “Lublin Renaissance” was disseminated in art history in the mid-20th century.

 

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Krakowskie Przedmieście - history of the street

The “Cracow route” has always played an important role in city’s life. Several momentous and seminal historic events took place on this very street. Earlier, the “Cracow route” included Litewski and Łokietka squares and for that reasons these places are also described here. Currently Krakowskie Przedmieście is the main street of Lublin.

 

 

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