Graft Bastion (Bastionul Graft), Brasov

Graft Bastion (Bastionul Graft), Brasov

The Graft Bastion was constructed in 1515-1521 to connect soldiers of the town with the White Tower. It is conveniently located in the northwest of the Old Town fortification. The walls of the bastion are 4 m thick in the basement and the constructions consist of two floors and an attic. Shooting holes and holes for pitch are still well preserved. Because of a large flood that took place at the beginning of the 19th century, the exterior wall of the Graft Bastion was greatly weakened. The construction was renovated from 2004 to 2005 and today it contains one of the sections of the Brasov Historical Museum with a collection of weapons, documents and photographs on its second floor.

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Sight Name: Graft Bastion (Bastionul Graft)
Sight Location: Brasov, Romania (See walking tours in Brasov)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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