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levent alp
Istanbul, Türkiye75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
a nice wiev of the city can be seen from here..very close to main plaza , its reached by taking side roads close to the main market plaza , on a hill seeing whole city , a short walk through a park path takes you there, do not forget to make few fotos
Written 14 March 2023
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T-SGlobetrotters
Preston, UK3,504 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
One of the towers reached by paths on the outskirts of town. We found this tower a little run down and not particularly well kept. Vista of the town is obstructed by lots of trees, the views are much better from the white tower.
Written 24 October 2022
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hobb1028
Oxford, UK351 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
A short walk for a lovely view. You can't get into the tower but you can see the city well from the view point it's free and it's a good photo opportunity. From here, you can walk across to the white tower too.
Written 23 September 2022
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania16,691 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The Black Tower of Brasov - 1 of the 4 towers that were built outside the city walls as standalone pieces of fortification. It was/is a watch-tower - with the purpose of spotting enemy movements outside the walls and also kill as many as possible (if possible) - built in the 15th century, with 3 levels of murder holes on all 4 sides - and walls 2 m thick at their base , for sure it was a formidable defensive system.
Today it is worth climbing to it - so you can have a look at the city from the small platform that you shall find there after a short climb uphill from the "Dupa Ziduri" (HInter der Graf) street.
Pity it is closed - so you cannot access he upper level - the roof is made of glass ...
Good thing is - nobody is charging you anything to visit this tower ... no the interior but you can still make some great pics of the city from the small platform in front of the tower.
PS: the name - although the tower is bright white is coming from its blackened walls during a fire 1689 - it got struck by lightning.
Written 7 August 2022
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Thomas G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,819 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
The Black Tower is absolute on of the highlights of Brasov. The walk up there is pretty easy and a nice one, but the view is fantastic. The view is not too high so that makes it very good sight.
Written 4 June 2022
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MrThomas1981
Ipswich, UK903 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
When we visited, the quantity of graffiti, broken lighting and bars on the door, together with the leaves blown up against the door, gave us the distinct impression that this had not been open for quite some time. Whilst you may not be able to get to the top (although judging by the spayed tag on the outside of the glass, someone clearly had managed to scale the outside) the view from the bottom of the tower is still worth the short climb up to it. There are benches en-route if you need a rest.
Written 27 April 2022
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ViewsAndReviews
Brasov, Romania1,162 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Solo
Follow Strada Dupa Zidurii alongside the brook and you find the paved path that winds to the left up to the tower. It’s rarely open and no schedule is posted, but it’s worth the steep walk to enjoy the stunning panoramic city and Tâmpa views from the deck. There are benches along the way and other paths worth exploring.

The Black Tower isn’t black after all but was named that after a fire long ago. The quirky renovation added an off-putting modern roof. It’s one of four towers standing guard over Braşov.

Afterwards it’s worth a stroll close by to the Turnul Alb (White Tower) which is true to its name and also has a deck with views. In between the two are the catacombs.
Written 20 October 2020
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,177 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Black Tower (a.k.a. Turnul Negru) was a defensive tower on Warthe Hill which protected the west side of medieval Brasov. A steep path ascends to it from the small canal just west of Strada Dupa-Ziduri. The four-story square tower was built in the 15th century; with two firing holes on each side. It received its name after a lightning strike in 1559 set it afire and the exterior was blackened by soot. It is now painted white. The tower interior was recently renovated, and now contains historic exhibits and artifacts. There are four floors inside, each reached by a narrow wooden ladder. The glass-roofed top deck is a great location for views of old Brasov and the Black Church. Black Tower is intermittently open with an entry fee of 7 lei (child discount). The tower was not open when I visited, but there were great views over old town Brasov from the deck in front.
Written 4 April 2020
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,412 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is one of the historic towers overlooking the city of Brasov. Didn't seem to be open to visitors when I was there in Nov 2019.
Written 13 February 2020
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Part of the old defensive system of the city, tower which overlooks the city. Similar ti the White tower, which is not far.
Written 8 February 2020
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