Southern City Gates
Only three entrances to Grodno were opened by scientists with help of historical sources. These entrances were passing through city’s defensive lines of the so-called Smolenskaya, Vilenskaya and Mostovaya Gates. But their location according historians is only conventional. A look on old pictures of Grodno, city plan and the logic of city gates location makes clear the exact location of these three objects.
Design of Vilensky and Smolensk gates is unknown. Thanks the Tomasz Makovsky 1600 engraving we can imagine the Bidge Gates.
Unfortunately, the Bridge Gates was the first thing that has been ruined while widening of city streets and town borders. Today, only one gate has remained in whole Belarus. It is Slutsk Gates in Nesvizh.