Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate

            The Brandenburg Gate is a gateway to Berlin built by the architect Carl Gotthard Langhans in the late XIX century. It is an entry like the Greek Propylaea. It is hexastyle. The chariot represents the goddess Victoria mounted on a carriage drawn by four horses toward the city. It has an eagle and an iron cross. The central area is wider. The columns are Doric and fluted. The top has reliefs of Hercules, Mars and Minerva.

Neoclassicism emerged between 1760 and 1830 as a result of the decay of rococo. It rescued the style of Greece and Rome. The first public museum of ancient sculptures in Rome opens. Interest in the old, with travels to Greek and Roman ruins being common, with archaeological expeditions.
In Germany, the Greco-Roman models resulted in a monumental architecture that reproduces the classical temple often to give a new meaning in the civil society.

            In conclusion, the Brandenburg Gate is one of the most important landmarks of Berlin and a Germany icon.
           It is located in Berlin, Germany.

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