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Brasov: Catherine’s Gate


Catherine’s Gate (Poarta Ecaterinei)
Catherine’s Gate, erected in 1559 by the Tailors’ Guild, is the only original gate to have survived from medieval times. The fairy-tale tower we see today was part of a bigger structure, which unfortunately, was demolished in 1827. The original structure can be seen at the Weavers’ Bastion Museum where a large model of 16th century Brasov is displayed. The four small corner turrets (as seen in other Saxon citadels) symbolized the judicial autonomy of the Town Council which could apply, if necessary, the death penalty. Above the entrance, the tower bears the city’s coat of arms: a crown on a tree trunk.

2 comments on “Brasov: Catherine’s Gate

  1. PhotoAddia says:

    Oh, it’s in my beloved hometown.

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  2. The architecture of this tower is just majestic! 🙂

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