Black Tower in Brasov, Transylvania county in Romania. The tower was built in 1494 on a rock on Straja Hill, near the Blacksmiths\' bastion. It has a square shape and it is 9 m high. In 1599 the tower was destroyed by lightning. So, it\'s got it\'s name from its walls being blackened by the fire caused by the lightning. Today, it is no longer black.