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July-August 2007

Poarta Ecaterina - simbol al Braşovului
Ecaterina's Gate
La Porte Ecaterina
La Porta Ecaterina
"Serbările Medievale" ale Braşovului
Braşov's Medieval Feasts
Les Fêtes Médiévales de Brasov
Le Feste Medievali di Brasov
200 de ani de prezenţă evreiască în Braşov
Graveyards and Culture
Cimetières et culture
Cimiteri e cultura
Zilele Sânpetrului
Sanpetru?s Days
Les Jours de Sanpetru
I Giorni di Sanpetru
Turism de cinci stele la Braşov
Aro Palace Excellence
L?excellence à Aro Palace
La compiutezza di Aro Palace
Zilele Codlei ? Kronenfest 2007
Codlea?s Days
L?excellence à Aro Palace
I Giorni di Codlea
Ţara Făgăraşului
Fagaras?s Land
Le Pays de Fagaras
Il Paese di Fagaras
?Mondialele? de toacă la Victoria
World Bell Board Contest
Les cloches en bois
La gara di simandro
Târgul de la Moieciu
Moieciu Summer Fair
La Foire d?Ete Moieciu
La Fiera d?Estate Moieciu
Zilele Tărlungeniului
Tarlungeni?s Days
Les Jours de Tarlungeni
I Giorni di Tarlungeni
Zilele Predealului
Predeal?s Days
Les Jours de Predeal
I Giorni di Predeal
Diplomă europeană pentru Piatra Craiului
European Diploma for Piatra Craiului
Diplôme Européenne pour Piatra Craiului
40 de ambasadori la Braşov
40 Ambassadors at Brasov
40 ambassadeurs à Brasov
40 ambasciatori a Brasov
Collaboration Brasov-Montbéliard
Collaboration Brasov-Montbéliard
Collaborazione Brasov-Montbéliard
Schimb de experienţă Veneto ? Braşov
Consulenza italiana per Brasov
Diploma europeo per Piatra Craiului
Colaborare intre Brasov si Montbeliard

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Ecaterina's Gate



Ecaterina?s Gate is one of the most ancient and beautiful gates of the Brasov?s Citadel, still conserving its original shape. Across time it has been called Porta Superior, Porta Corpus Christi or Porta sanctae Katharinae. For several centuries it has been the only gate crossing the western citadel?s walls. The four towers square building, as jurisdictional mark, was fitted with a folding bridge with chains to permit the access over the water dike; inside, the defenders were sitting on several ranges wood galleries.

Fires and Earthquakes

Ecaterina?s Gate wad built in 1559; historians also think it was rebuilt over an ancient one ? The Holly Spirit?s Gate. The fires in 1689 and 1759 left their marks, same as the earthquake in 1738. For more than a century, it was walled and used as repository. Between 1971-1973 it has been restored at its actual shape. Over the entrance lies the town?s blazonry; a fragment of the ancient town?s wall can be seen sideways.

A Symbol of Brasov

Aristotel Cancescu, president of the County Council Brasov, proudly announced the recent rehabilitation of the gate. ?We have now the pleasure to collaborate with the Architects Order of Romania, heaving its seat at the monument?s ground floor. The County Council made the repairs and internal arrangements, saving at least two of the gate?s towers from crushing. Ecaterina?s gate is a symbol of Brasov and an important touring attraction point, as the whole Brasov?s Citadel. The little but coquet park surrounding the gate is probably the most achieved park in Brasov?.

Culture and Architecture

According to Nicolae Taric, president of the Architects Order Brasov ?Harghita-Covasna, the gate will host administrative and cultural activities. ?The policy of market?s reconquering by the architects ? as image, corporation and partners for the community ? is meant to constitute urban culture and architectural centres. The gate will host our professional meetings and exhibits opened to the public?.
The inauguration of Ecaterina?s Gate occasioned the renewal of a medieval local tradition: the brass bands concerts. Henceforth till October, the brass bands will delight on weekends both inhabitants and tourists on the locations already traditional: Saturday Piata Sfatului and Sunday ? the pavilion on the Alley at the foot of Tampa hill.


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