Gasconiaans Plein (Davignon)

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The welcoming of King Arkadius III in 1581 AN. Triumphal Arch of Constantine dominates the square, while the delegation enters the city. The angels of victory face both northwards and southwards, while guarding the old entrance of the city.

The Gasconiaans Plein, or Gasconian Square, is a square in the City of Davignon, located west of the Plaza of Independence. It is the central point of the Arkadius IV Avenue. The architect of the square, Frank Canard, erected the Triumphal Arch of Constantine in honour of the military victory of the Duke of Davignon at the Battle of Amorica, during the Gasconian War. Construction of its main monument began in 1555 AN and took 26 years to build. It was finally inaugurated in 1581 AN.

The surrounding houses were partly damaged and taken down after a fire. The architect Adolf Perrier redesigned those in a typical Batavian renaissance style at the end of the 17th century.



Triumphal Arch of Constantine