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"Weavers' Bastion" Brasov Things to Do Tip by iwys

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The Weavers' Bastion was built in two phases between 1421-1436 and 1570-1573. Part of it collapsed in 1701, thus it was reconstructed in 1750 and restored in 1910. The hexagonal-shaped defensive bastion occupies an area of 1,616 sq metres and its walls are up to 3m thick. In the walls there are holes for pouring tar, while on the ground floor there are crevices for cannons.

Since 1950 it has housed a museum. The permanent exhibition entitled ‘Brasov Castle and the Bársza Country Fortresses’ displays weapons from the Middle Ages, products made by the medieval guilds, and a scale model of the city as it looked in the Middle Ages.

Opening hours: 1 April - 30 September 10.00-18.00; 1 October - 31 March 9.00-17.00

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 31, 2008
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