Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sibiu - The Towers

For hundreds of years, 
this walled town in the heart of Transylvania was one of the most powerful and prosperous strongholds in Europe. 
Surrounded by imposing walls, Sibiu's original fortifications included 
39 defensive towers, five bulwarks, four gates and five artillery batteries.

Although the entire network is remarkably well-preserved, the best-maintained section is the southeastern side 
which has been reinforced several times throughout the centuries since attacks most often came from that direction.

Three 15th century towers have withstood the test of time: Harquebusiers' Tower, Carpenters' Tower and Potters' Tower. 

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