In the past, it guarded access to the town through the curtain wall. It was also a link between the Christian and Jewish town, therefore it was often referred to as 'the Jewish Gate'. Originally, the structure was quadrilateral-shaped, bore a dome and featured a subsequently added gatehouse (similar to the Krakowska Gate). At the end of the 18th century, upon the instruction of the Good Order Committee (Boni Ordinis), it was rebuilt in the classicist style and the fortification features were removed. This is commemorated by the date MDCCLXXXV and SAR monogram (Stanislaus Augustus Rex – King Stanisław August), placed on the gate and facing the Old Town. It houses Ośrodek Brama Grodzka - Teatr NN (Grodzka Gate Centre - NN Theatre). Here, we can see a model of the Jewish district at Podzamcze, showing its layout before WW2.