We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
15% OFF THINGS TO DO when you spend $250+. Use code AUGUST15 on tours & activities
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Brasov, Romania
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Cooking Class and Private Day Tour from Bucharest
More Info
and up
Castles of Transylvania: Private Day Trip from Bucharest

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 115 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 17
  • 29
    Very good
  • 10
  • 0
  • 0
Great site

Another of the well kept medieval sites in the old city - by the way, wrong spelling for the name - it should be Ecaterina Gate

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Waterloo, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 56: English reviews
Waterloo, Canada
Level Contributor
174 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another of the well kept medieval sites in the old city - by the way, wrong spelling for the name - it should be Ecaterina Gate

Thank Eugen
Brasov, Romania
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is, hands down, my favorite landmark in Brasov. Its unique architecture, the fact that looking at it you feel like you are back in time, because it an important entry way into the old fortress, together with the amazing botanical park that surrounds it, make this a great destination when visiting Brasov.

Thank alinaioanaoprea
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
71 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Late Medieval city gate allegedly named after the mistress of Vlad the Impaler. The four turrets indicate that the magistrates in Brasov had the right to hold court and pass judgements up to and including the death penalty.

Thank MikeTittensor
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
456 reviews
214 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

A quite impressive small structure with a nice small park fronting it. In itself not outstanding but within a short distance of many other small sites like the Schei gate next door so well worth a look.

Thank KS&HC
Belgrade, Serbia
Level Contributor
182 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Beautiful walk trough from the tiny park to another street. Wonderful architecture. Somehow peaceful.

Thank lelujam
Tallinn, Estonia
Level Contributor
239 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Great to take pictures of, and walk through, nothing to see inside though or if there is it was closed when I went there.

Thank Daya101
Bucharest, Romania
Level Contributor
48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

"Ecaterina Gate" (Poarta Ecaterina in Romanian) is one of the two remaining South gates allowing - in the past - the entrance to the Old Town (which was protected by a big defense wall). This Gate - built almost 500 years ago - has four small towers on each corner of the tower and on the front side there is... More 

Thank Codin69
Sofia, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
53 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Part of the city's former fortifications, the gate would look great on your photos. Its four towers are evidence of the city's sovereignity - in old times it translated into the right to perform the capital punishment (a bit scary, yes?)

Thank Aleksi D
Stromstad, Sweden
Level Contributor
40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This was once the only gate the original romanians were allowed to use to enter the city. On the old city side there is a nice little park. Walking distance from old town center

Thank PLeande
Middelburg, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
122 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Lots of history at this gate. The big tower surrounded by 4 small ones means that inside this fortification, the local government can prosecute people with the death penalty.

Thank ErikvdValk

Travelers who viewed Yekaterina's Gate also viewed

Brasov, Brasov County

Been to Yekaterina's Gate? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Yekaterina's Gate staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?