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Catherine’s Gate Brasov

Catherine’s Gate Brasov

Catherine’s Gate in Brasov is one of the oldest, but certainly the most beautiful gate, which has retained its original appearance until today.

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Catherine’s Gate in Brasov is one of the oldest, but certainly the most beautiful gate, which has retained its original appearance until today. It has been called the upper gate, the corpus Christi or the sanctae Katharinae, the last name is still used today. It is located right next to the Sichei Gate, and for several centuries it was the only gate that pierced the western walls of the fortress.
The four-turreted square building, as a sign of jurisdiction, was provided with a movable bridge with chains to ensure the passage over the watercourse, and inside were wooden galleries located on several rows, for defenders.
Between 1971-1973 the gate was restored to its current appearance. Above the entrance you can see the coat of arms of the city, and next to it is a part of the old city wall.

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Address: Brașov
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