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Yekaterina's Gate

Address: Brasov, Romania
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Ranked #13 of 51 things to do in Brasov
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Timisoara, Romania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
65 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The Catherine's Gate (Poarta Ecaterinei) was built in the middle of the 16th century in the place of an older destroyed access to the fortress of Brasov (so it's not that "medieval" as some tourist guides say). Nevertheless it is a great landmark of the city and is fairly easy to find if you walk 100-150 meters from the Black... More 

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Surrey
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Yekaterina's gate was the start of our walking tour of Brasov. It is medieval and the entrance to the old town.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Very interesting city entrance to the old walled Saxon town of Kronstadt. There is an info panel in English on the site but no signs elsewhere in Brasov to direct you to the old town walls and fortifications.

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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84 reviews 84 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Yekaterinas Gate is the only remaining city gate from medieval times. It was erected by the Tailors' Guild in 1559. The four small corner turrets symbolise that the town had judicial autonomy and therefore the right to decide on capital punishment. Parts of the old town walls can be seen here as well.Directions: The Yekaterinas Gate is situated at the... More 

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Millington, Tennessee
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16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The gate led from the Romanian side of town to the German side of town. It looks like something from a children's book because they have restored it so well.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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168 reviews 168 reviews
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648 helpful votes 648 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

this is the only original city gate that survided in time. Very impresive are the four small corner turrets, this makes the gate look unreal .... or like in a fairytale. You have to see this, and is very close to the city center.

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Brasov, Romania
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117 reviews 117 reviews
85 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

It looks nice after the restoration, but the air of medieval building has been lost. One of the nicest medieval Gates in Transylvania.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

The Ecaterina's Gate is situated near The Schei Gate and it was newly renovated. The Gate was used to enter in the Kronstadt (Brasov citadel) in the medieval times.

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Hessen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

The Katharinentor (Ecaterina's Gate) is part of the overall very beautiful walled city of Kronstadt (Brasov). It is worthwhile in any case, to walk along the well-preserved ancient city wall. The Ecaterina's Gate itself is surrounded by a nice peaceful little park in which it is worthwhile to stay for a while, let the impressions gained to work on you... More 

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Brasov, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

It is one of the gates that was used to enter in the old town. You can see the hatchment of the city on it's main facade. It has a small park behind it.

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