Brasov medieval city in the heart of Romania

An important industrial, cultural and business centre at the crossroads between Transylvania, Moldova and Wallachia. Due to the many historical and artistic monuments, Brasov is one of the most important touristic city in Romania. Its existence was mentioned in 1235 on an ancient Dacian building and was also mention in Teutonic documents in 1211-1222.
 Bran Castle Brasov county
Brasov is one of the largest and most cherished   cities of the country. Surrounded on three sides by mountains, it was a   perfect place for a medieval settlement. The old city, founded by the   Teutonic Knights in 1211, is one of the best preserved cities in all of   Europe. It was thoroughly restored to the delight of an increasing number of tourists.   It is the capital city of Brasov County, in central Romania, in Transylvania,   at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains.
 Sightseeing holidays to Transylvania
The city is divided into two distinct components: the   Baroque influenced area that meanders at the foothills of Tampa and Postavaru   massive and large area blocks and factories. The main attraction is the old   town – the Schei district, still full of charm, where you will find plenty of   houses and antique objects.
Stroll around the old Town Hall Square (Piata   Sfatului) where you can admire colourfully painted and ornately trimmed   baroque structures. Take a peek inside the Black Church (Biserica   Neagra), the largest gothic church in Romania. Its name derives from damage   caused by the Great Fire of 1689, when flames and smoke blackened its walls.   The interior is impressive and well-kept and houses one of the largest organs   in Eastern Europe.Nearby   are towering mountains, rolling fields, thick forests and villages with   fortified churches.
Things to see in Brasov, Transylvania:

  •   Biserica Neagră (“The Black   Church”), a celebrated Gothic site – the building dates   from 1477, when it replaced an older church (demolished around 1385).
  •   Casa Sfatului (“The   mayor’s former office building”). The administration for Brașov was here   for more than 500 years.
  •   Biserica Sf. Nicolae (St. Nicholas Church), dating back to the   14th century.
  •   The First Romanian School, a museum with the   first Romanian printing press among many other firsts.
  •   The Rope   Street, the narrowest street in Romania.
  •   Şchei, the historically Bulgarian but then   Romanian neighbourhood outside of the old walled city.
  •   Catherine’s Gate, the only original city gate   to have survived from medieval times.
  •   Şchei Gate,   next to Catherine’s Gate, built in 1827.
  •   The Orthodox church of the Dormition of   the Theotokos, built in 1896.
  •   First Romanian Book Museum (Muzeul   Prima Carte Românească) , a museum exhibiting the first book   printed in the Romanian language.
  •   Tâmpa, a small mountain in the middle of the   city (900m above sea level), a sightseeing spot near the old city center.
  •   The nearby Bran Castle,   attracting many fans of Dracula and often (but incorrectly) said to have been   the home of Vlad the Impaler.
  •   Poiana Brașov, mainly a ski resort but   also a sightseeing spot.
  •   Râşnov Fortress, above the nearby town of Râşnov,   is a restored peasant fortress
  •   Prejmer Fortress, in the nearby town of Prejmer
The Lodge is located less than 3 hour incredible   drive from Brasov, ideal for a day trip. Contact us today with your preferred   travel dates.
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