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Postcards from Romania
Sibiu (Downtown) - Photo by Ovidiu Sopa
Massive gate towers were constructed at four strategic points in the 14th century. Access to the Upper Town was provided by stairways as well as roads. The continuing efforts to fortify the city brought many positive consequenses. The Turks attacked Sibiu in 1432, 1437 and in 1438, when Sultan Murad II sieged the town for 8 days, succeeding only in damaging the defence walls and the Dominican monastery that was located outside them.