Spalentor, Basel. Photo/Foto: TES.

The Spalentor in Basel

The tower (Spalentor) was built in 1398 on the third extension of the city. It was reinforced with a front gate because of the conflicts with Burgundy during the Burgundian Wars (1474-1477).

The three console figures, a madonna and two prophets, date from 1400-1420. It is one of the three city gates that still exist today. The other city gates are St. Albantor and St. Johanntor.