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The Museum of City Art is located in the Town Hall of Wroclaw. The Town Hall is a unique monument of secular gothic architecture which was built in stages from the end of the 13th century until the first half of the 16th century. The Town Hall draws the viewer's attention with its rich used of space and sculptural planning. Each elevation is designed differently and incorporates elements from different epochs. The predominate elements are those of the late gothic which form a particular symbiosis with the mannerist and renaissance details. The dominating fine points in the exterior and interior design are heraldic motifs which relate to: the Wroclaw Coat of Arms, the Duchy of Wroclaw, the former Czech and Hungarian kingdoms. The interior of the Town Hall is comprised of places of both artistic and historical meaning: The Chamber of Council, The Duke's Hall, and the most renowned, The Great Hall. The latter is the largest and most supreme gathering hall of all interior gothic European Town Halls. In these rooms the city authorities have proudly hosted such magnificent guests as emperors, kings and the former Pope, John Paul the second.
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