Brasov attractions
The heart of Transylvania

Meet the lovely Brasov

Brasov boast everything from dynamic modern city life to old world with it’s charming and fascinating scene.

Brasov is a city with a special position, it is located in the heart of the country and is being surrounded by the Southern Carpathians and is part of the historical region of Transylvania.  The city is notable for being the regional capital of the Transylvanian Saxons of the Burzenland administrative area in the past, and a large commercial hub on the trade roads between East and West.

Due to its location the city is a suitable location from which to explore Romania, and the distances to several tourist destinations (including the Black Sea resorts, the monasteries in northern Moldavia, and the wooden churches of Maramures) are similar. It is also the largest city in a mountain resorts area. The old city is very well preserved and is best seen by taking the cable to the top of Tampa Mountain.

Transylvanian county attracts like a magnet travelers from all over the world, due to the legends with Dracula or maybe thanks to the medieval castles that guard the horizons. The tourists love this area loaded with history and embraced by nature with a high relief, which in some places reach altitudes of over 2,000 meters.

If you intend to arrive for a few days on the land of Brasov, here is what you could visit and get to know in Brasov:

Black Church is the largest gothic place of worship in south-eastern Europe and has a capacity of 5,000 seats, a length of 90 meters, a height of 37 meters and three huge bells, the largest of which weighs over six tons.  

The most important thing about this place of worship is that it is hosting the largest organ still functional of the 140 built by the masters of the Buchholz family, but also the largest oriental collection of carpets in the south-east of Europe. Black Church is a true work of art.

The Council Square. It obtained its right to hold markets in 1520, but it has been the place for weekly and annual markets since 1364, being visited by merchants from the country and abroad. The most important building in the square is the former Council House (Casa Sfatului), which was built in 1420 and is located in the middle of the square. Initially it served as a courtroom for the guilds of fur coats, then as a town hall, and in 1950 the History Museum became a Brasov county.

Black Tower and White Tower

Between the years 1460 and 1494 were build two towers. Theire purpose was to defend the city from enemies invasions. Today they host house collections and firearms. White Tower has a height of 20 meters to the city and 18 meters to the hill, being built on an open semicircular plane. The diameter of this tower is 19 meters. The fortress communicates directly with it through a mobile bridge.

The Black Tower was built as an independent fort and has a height of over 11 meters. It has six shooting holes on each of the facades and three floor galleries. The Black Tower connected with the fortress of Brasov also through a bridge to the Blacksmith’s Bastion. It was built as an independent fortification, and was one of the 4 observation towers of the Brasov Fortress. This tower survived two fires which were caused by lighting, and received the name of the Black Tower. It has been renovated and is no longer black but the name remained.

Tâmpa Alley

Tâmpa Alley is located on the south side of the fortress, right on the coast of Tâmpa hill. The view is absolutely amazing. Also here you can visit other sights that will be on your way, such as the Bastion,  of the Posts, the Tower of the Wood, the Hunter’s Tower, the Funeral Bastion, the Funeral Tower, the Weaver Bastion, the Iron Bastion or the Graft Bastion.

 

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