Scaffold's Gate (Poarta Schei), Brasov

Scaffold's Gate (Poarta Schei), Brasov

Scaffold's Gate (Poarta Schei) is a 19th-century gate with passages for one-way automobile traffic and two pedestrian passages on either side.

According to the gate's inscription, it was built after a visit from the Emperor of Austria, Francis Joseph I. He visited Brasov in 1817, and the construction was completed in 1828. The gate was necessary as it allowed high traffic to pass through the walls.

Designed in a Classical style, the Scaffold's Gate is made from stone and brick and includes decorative masonry and Latin inscriptions that show both the dates of construction and the purpose of the gate.

The gate is located south of a roundabout where both Prundului Street and Sirul Ludwig van Beethoven Street meet Porta Schei Street. Tourists can walk directly through the gate, and then pause to view the domed interior ceiling.

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Sight Name: Scaffold's Gate (Poarta Schei)
Sight Location: Brasov, Romania (See walking tours in Brasov)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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