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All reviews capital punishment death penalty original city fairy tale medieval times old town back in the day nice piece of history photo opportunity great architecture black church quick look close to the city center walking tour great place to visit worth a visit council square
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This fairy tale gate, Catherine’s Gate in English, Ectaerinei in Romanian, is a spectacular gate dating back to 1559. The city’s coat of arms can be seen on the gate.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank NomadicTraveller7
Reviewed 1 November 2018

4 small towers surrounding a larger central one is an indication that the authorities in the town had the power to execute miscreants

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Simon C
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Most people say this is a gate of the medieval town. In fact, this is only the barbican (the gate tower) of the medieval gate. The actual gate was a big fortress, around 70 metre (200 ft) long.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gergely K
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Braşov needs to work on signage to locate the historical areas. The gate is located around modern building. It looks polished and modern so we were not sure it is was an entrance to a home or park. It is nice and with the walk....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lickcreek
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Note the spires on the gate. This indicates a city with the Warrant to mete out the death penalty. Picturesque and nicely restored.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JonathanW3493
Reviewed 16 September 2018

the only original gate still surviving from the Medieval times. There was something about the turrets that reminded me of a Disney theme park, they looked pretty stunning against the blue skies.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Chelsea B
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Good to see the historical gate well maintained. The links to the past were well explained by our guide. Very interesting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dawn3847
Reviewed 20 August 2018

A lovely little building, right next to the Schei gate, easy to reach from Piata Sfatului, as it is very close.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank stefanprisacariu
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely building, which was the original gate to the district and until the 1800’s the only way to enter the local district. There are lots of benches to relax and ponder the lovely building. There are benches in the shade if you are lucky enough...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank StephenKAdams
Reviewed 29 July 2018

An attractive building, no longer used as a gate, that's about 90 yards further on. Not really a lot to say about it, but I do encourage the walk around the old city wall.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Interesting. The name that was on the sign next to the gate, at Brasov, was "Porta Sanctae Katharinae."
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