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Yekaterina's Gate

Brasov, Romania
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Ranked #9 of 25 Attractions in Brasov
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Surrey
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94 reviews 94 reviews
56 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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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42 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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77 reviews 77 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
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
96 attraction reviews
642 helpful votes 642 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
84 attraction reviews
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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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452 reviews 452 reviews
389 attraction reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Manila, Philippines
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Our first walking stop of the Brasov tour was Catherine’s gate and just before it the Poarta Schei gate. Catherine’s was like a miniature Disney castle built in 1559 and once the main entrance to medieval Kronstadt and is the only original city gate to have survived. While the more classical Poarta Schei, built in 1827, used to be the... More 

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