Map of Braşov: The White tower

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The White tower was built in 1494 on top of a rock. Its straight side closing a semicircle faces the city. The tower has 5 stories and its height ranges between 18-20 meters, depending on the grounds it is built on. It got its name from the whitewash that coated its walls. The top is bastion shaped and the offsets from which showers of stone were dropped on the attacking enemy are still standing on its sidewalls. The entrance of the tower was so high that a ladder was needed in order to get inside. Just like the other buildings, the tower also suffered damages in the 1689 fire which were remedied only in the 1723 restoring works. According to the town defense system the tin- and coppersmiths were responsible for the protection of the tower.

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Puskás Bajkó Gábor

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Puskás Bajkó Gábor

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Alexandru Cociu

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Alexandru Cociu

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Alexandru Cociu

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Alexandru Cociu

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Puskás Bajkó Gábor

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Puskás Bajkó Gábor

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Katona Attila

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Katona Attila

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Vasilescu Mihai

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Vasilescu Mihai

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Puskás Bajkó Gábor

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Puskás Bajkó Gábor

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Puskás Bajkó Gábor

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Puskás Bajkó Gábor

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Emanuela Tuță

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Emanuela Tuță

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Emanuela Tuță

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Emanuela Tuță

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Emanuela Tuță

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Emanuela Tuță

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Doru Modrișan

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Doru Modrișan

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Puskás Bajkó Gábor

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Puskás Bajkó Gábor

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Emanuela Tuță

The White tower, Brașov·, Photo: Emanuela Tuță

Source: welcometoromania.ro

GPS: 45.64291N, 25.58653E

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