Tailors' Bastion, Cluj-Napoca

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The Cluj-Napoca Tailors' Tower (Romanian: Bastionul Croitorilor din Cluj-Napoca, Szabók bástyája) is located at the southeast corner of the old Cluj-Napoca citadel. It was built in the 15th century and rebuilt between 1627 and 1629, assuming its present form. It was named after the Tailors' Guild, who took care of and guarded this part of the city. Near the tower — where Baba Novac, general of Michael the Brave and Saski priest, was killed in 1601 by General Basta — there is a statue of Baba Novac.Deserted until 2007, the municipality of Cluj-Napoca undertook to include the tower in the city's touristic itinerary, financing its restoration.The tower is now a Centre for Urban Culture, based on a project offered by the Transilvanian Branch of the Architects’ Chamber of Romania in collaboration with BAU (Birou de Arhitectura si Urbanism). The Centre hosts an flexible exhibition space on its three floors being also used for different events such as conferences.
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  • Cool Cluj-Napoca city remains are some walls. From the South of the town is to the East. It is located in the South-East Tower. Look at that time remains. Internal uses for display. Permission, you can see the inside.
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  • The tower looks great from the outside but I would highly recommend going inside to see the art and special exhibits. It’s all free and a great look.  more »
  • Love coming here every couple of months and seeing the exhibits on display. The bastion has 4 floors so you just may find yourself looking at 4 unique types of art. I went this summer and they had pho...  more »

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