One day in Brasov


Considered to be Romania’s outdoor capital and one of its top tourist destination, the town of Brasov is a perfect escape regardless of the season. A charming mix of medieval,  gothic and baroque  architecture surrounded by virgin forests and snow clad mountains, this place has it all.

To really be able to say you have seen Brasov you’ll need at least a couple of days but if you have limited time make sure you visit The Council Square with its iconic Black Church and the Union Square where the First Romanian School started its existence sometimes in the 11th Century.  When you walk between the two squares don’t miss The Rope Street, the narrowest street in Romania and the third narrowest in Europe, and Catherine’s Gate, the only original city gate that had survived from the medieval times. 

If you are out on a shopping spree, apart from a few larger shopping malls where you’ll find all the common household brands, Brasov is the host of a great array of independent shops where you can find original and handmade souvenirs. 

The streets around Piata Sfatului (Council Square) are brimming with restaurants and coffee houses offering delicious traditional dishes but also a varied international cuisine. 


The Council House (History Museum), located in the middle of the Council Square

The Art Museum, located around 5 minutes walk from the Council Square. Right next door you will find The Ethnographic Museum

Tampa Mountain

The Jewish Synagogue

Schei Gate

The White Tower  and the Graft Bastion

The Black Tower

Weaver Bastion (museum)

Roper’s Bastion

Hunter’s Tower and Carpenter’s Tower

Draper’s Bastion (Museum)

Bartholomew Church

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, located in the Union Square

Days out from Brasov: RasnovBran, Poiana Brasov

If you are planning to visit the museums check their opening times as some are closed on Mondays !!!


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