"Ecaterina's Gate" Romania Things to Do Tip by Nobbe

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  Ecaterina´s Gate
by Nobbe

The Ecaterina's Gate was built in 1559 and is covered by one main tower comprising other four small towers in each corner. During Saxon rule, the Romanian people were forced to live outside the fortress walls in the Schei district, south of the center. They were allowed to enter only at certain times to sell their goods and were required to pay a toll at Ecaterina's Gate. The city's tailors were in charge of protecting this gate.

Ecaterina's Gate is one of the only two old entrances to the Medieval fortress that still exist today. Both of them are the former Northern entrances to the fortress. The other one is The Scheii Gate situated not far from Ecaterina's Gate.

Address: Brasov

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  • Updated Mar 4, 2004
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