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There are many reasons why few people choose to travel to Romania when thinking about traveling to Europe. And if someone has the intention, they usually go to Brasov. Of all the cities I visited while in Romania, Brasov was the most visited. In this city there are many tourist activities, and they have planned the city quite methodically. Brasov city tourism is a well-balanced blend of history and modernity. The city center is a beautiful medieval area, but it’s only a five-minute walk around and you’ll start to see tall buildings, large shopping malls, and wide streets. .
The dynamic city of Brasov has a lot to offer, from a variety of local and international cuisines, to great hiking trails to escape the crowded city centre. If you are planning to travel to Brasov , here are the activities I recommend you try:
1. Join the tour for free
There is a free city tour program run by local students called Brasov Free Walking Tours. The whole program lasts 2 to 3 hours and they will take you around the whole city of Brasov . The program is quite complete and detailed with information about the city’s history. It departs daily at 6pm in the old city center.
2. Black Church
This is a Gothic style church, which gets its name because most of the entire church was burned down in the Great Fire of 1689. Most of the furniture and interior details today are in the style. Baroque style, and still has many details that keep the Gothic style from the old days. This place has been restored and embellished many times since the fire that year.
Opening hours: 10am – 5pm in summer, and 10am – 3:30pm in winter. The church is closed every Sunday.
Admission: 4 LEI.
3. Town Museum
Located in the central square, the museum still preserves intact ruins from the ice age to the present day. The most unique feature of the museum is a detailed map of the city at the entrance. The museum mainly displays old objects, weapons and some other symbols of the city, and most of them lack detailed information. You will not be able to have a comprehensive view of what you are admiring. Even so, I will still come back here if I have the opportunity because of the things it has on display.
The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 6pm.
4. Rope Street
The rope is the straightest and narrowest street in Europe that you cannot miss when traveling to Brasov. It is only 1.3m (4ft.) wide. Besides it being super small, this street is nothing special, but you can “live virtual” quite a bit here and there.
5. Schei . District
This area is located on the outskirts of the city, where the ancient Romans once lived: previously only the Saxons were allowed to live within the city walls, and all Romans had to live there. outside and unprotected. Today the area is a system of quiet cobblestone streets and medieval-like houses, with very few tourists in particular. I’ve been wandering the area, and by the time I realize it, it’s been three hours. This is a pleasant peaceful spot outside the hustle and bustle of downtown Brasov, which delighted me very much.
6. Bran . Castle
Bran Castle (Dracula Castle) in Brasov is a top tourist attraction. I don’t understand why everyone calls it Dracula’s castle, even though he never lived here and it has nothing to do with him. But strangely enough, it is still very crowded with tourists. Ignore the noisy tourists, this is still a place I like very much. It is a beautiful medieval castle with a rich history and you can walk around to admire it. Come here early in the morning to escape the chaotic crowds.
Admission costs 40 LEI.
7. Rasnov . Fortress
Rasnov Fortress is the second largest Brasov tourist attraction in the whole city. Inside the castle, you will find a very interesting museum, an archery range and even a pub. From the fortress, you can zoom out to admire the entire surrounding area. This is a miniature version of the whole city of Brasov with very easy access. I took the bus to Bran and visited the Rasnov fortress on my way back to the center of Brasov.
I love traveling to Romania and especially traveling to the city of Brasov – this is probably my favorite city in this country. If you want to fully experience medieval historical buildings and culture, don’t miss the city of Brasov on your tourist map – you won’t regret it!