In the Middle Ages, the city fortifications of Stargard were regarder as one of the most powerful in Pomerania. The Stargard Fortification were built in three phases, between the 13th and 16th century. The entire ring of fortifications was 2260 meters long, and about half of the wall length and four towers have survived to this day: the Red Sea Tower, Weavers Tower (Ice Tower), The Captives Tower and Whitehead Tower, as well as three gates – two land gates: the Pyrzycka Gate and Wałowa Gate and one water gare – the Mill Gate. The last one is the only such facility in Poland. Today, in many cities in Poland one can find preserved or reconstructed fragments of fortifications, but there are only a few such centers as Stargard, where you can trace the history of fortifications from the earliest to modern times in such extraordinary fashion. In September 2010, the church complex dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Queen of the World, and the medieval defensive walls of the city in Stargard were recognized as a Historic Monument.