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Gate of Saint John, Basel

The Gate of Saint John is a former gate in the ancient city walls of Basel, completed in 1398.

The Gate of Saint John is a former gate in the ancient city walls of Basel, completed in 1398. It is one of the 3 remaining medieval gates that led to the city, and is situated in the north-west frontier of the fortifications.


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About Gate of Saint John

 Basel, Switzerland

Gate of Saint John and Nearby Sights on Map

Thomas Tower

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