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The history of the fire & the apparition of The Virgin Mary who was credited with saving the gateway following the fires of 1731 ( ... I think that detail is correct) still holds a place for Thanksgiving. The Archway is a chapel or shrine...More
This Stone Gate (Archway) is one of the four original entries into walled Lower Town and still in use. It is believed that when a disastrous fire in 1731 destroyed the town, a vision of Virgin Mary was seen the burnt Ash at this entry....More
Well I do know the miraculous story behind the paintings in the small chapel in the gate, but that's not the thing that interests me the most. I just like making a stop here to watch how people behave walking through, stopping for a short...More
allowing entrance to the upper town, the stone gate is intact since the middle ages, and includes some "anti-witch" devices at the top!
most interesting the venerated image of the Virgin Mary under the dark arch, saved by a miracle from a devastating fire and...More