Gates of Dawn Street

The Gate of Dawns street led to Medininkai, Grodno and main Polish Crown cities. The street is surounded by different denominations Christian house of worships. Due to this reason, in 1611, after a victorious military operation that brought Smolensk back under Polish-Lithuanian rule after 97 years, King of Poland and the Grand Duke of Lithuania Sigismund III Vasa decided to enter the city via the Gate of Dawn.

Learn more about Sigismund Vasa’s Triumphal entry by clicking this link.