Poarta Ecaterinei a fost construită, pentru a facilita accesul șcheienilor în Brașov, la mijlocul laturii dintre Bastionul Țesătorilor și cel al Fierarilor, pe locul unei vechi porți din veacul al XIV-lea sau al XV-lea, distrusă de inundația din 24 august 1526, cât și în urma năvălirilor turcești.
Built by the Tailors’ Guild, in 1559 for defensive purposes instead of an old gate destroyed by the flood in 1526. It is named after St. Catherine's Monastery that was situated here in former times. It is the only original city gate to have survived from medieval times.
Katalin gate, one of the oldest gates in town but undeniably the most beautiful is still preserved in its original state. In the course of history it used to be known under several names: Felső (Upper) gate, Corpus Christi and Saint Catherine, which is used today. The gate is located near Schei gate…
..to relax on a bench and admire the old city gates. ps: a taxi station is net to the park ;)
My favorite old building in town is Ecaterina's Gate, near the famous Schei Gate. It's part of the medieval defense wall system of Brasov.
“My recommendation is not for the restaurant but for the old Romanian district called Schei that starts when you go through the Schei gate (Poarta Schei). If you have time, spend a few hours strolling along the pretty narrow streets of Schei that get lost on the hills surrounding the valley. ”
“Can be reached from the old town via stairs (not for the faint of heart). Offers great panoramas over the old town. Two small towers keep watch over old Brasov from the Warthe hill on the northern side of the city: the so-called White and Black towers. While not identical (the white tower, above, is much larger) - were nevertheless built at the same time, late in the 15th century.”
“The Black tower is an 11 meter high massive tower with a glass roof constructed in 1995. It was built in the XIVth century and survived two fires caused by lightning. After the first fire (1599) the tower was named The Black Tower. The 2 m high entrance of the tower could be approached only by ladder. The link to the castle was an underground tunnel and a bridge. The tower was built for defense against enemies. The last time it functioned as a watchtower was in 1756 during the plague epidemic. Today the tower houses temporary exhibitions.”
“ The Black Church has a six-ton bell the biggest in Romania. , An impressive 4,000 pipe organ built in 1839 by Carl August Buchholz (1796–1884) which is played during weekly concerts. ”