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Şcheii Braşovului (Hungarian: Bolgárszeg, German: Belgerei or more recently Obere Vorstadt; traditional Romanian name: Bulgărimea, colloquially Şchei) is the old ethnically Bulgarian and Romanian neighborhood of Braşov, a city in Transylvania, Romania. This village-like
section of the town is mostly made up of small houses built along
narrow roads with gardens and small fields on the sides of the
mountains. Until the 17th century, the inhabitants of Şchei were
forbidden from owning property inside the city walls. The people living
in the Şchei could only enter the town at certain times and had to pay a
toll at the Catherine's Gate for the privilege of selling their produce inside the town. Catherine's Gate was the only entrance for the Romanians — they were not allowed to use the other four entrances. It was in Şchei that Braşov's first Romanian School was established, next to the Romanian Orthodox church of St. Nicholas.