This itinerary takes place over two days. We believe they are ideal for visiting Brasov. Above all, if you choose to come here during a tour; maybe, a trip on the road.
The car, in our opinion, is the ideal way to reach the city. Make sure to arrive in the morning in order to take full advantage of the whole day; stay in the city, and leave in the late afternoon of the following day.
1 day Visit Brasov
For those coming from Bucharest through the 1E, Bulvardul Eroilor represents the arrival point of the city; represents the ideal dividing line between the Centrul Vechi and the modern part of Brasov. It is a wide avenue lined by beautiful gardens Nicolae Titulescu with the homonymous monument to his memory; here, there are numerous buildings including the Town Hall and, above all, the Museum of Art.
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Il Museum of Art, located at the 21 number of the Bulevardul, is dedicated to modern Romanian painting and sculpture and to the ancient jewelery of Transylvania. You will also find costumes, fabrics and rugs from the Birsâ. Open every day, except Mondays, from October to April from 09: 00 to 17: 00, and from May to September from 10: 00 to 18: 00.
Admission for adults is 5,00LEI, while for temporary exhibitions the price is 3,00 LEI. More information on the official website.
Continuing, the perpendicular Republicii road, is a beautiful street of pebbles and pebbles, entirely closed to traffic, lined with beautiful buildings. The path leads into the heart of the historic center. On the right, the beautiful Mănăstirea Franciscană Sfântul Ioan, a 16th-century monastery rebuilt in the 1700.
The road leads straight to Piata Sfatului, or the Council Square, dominated by the Casa Sfatului (Council House), an important architectural monument in the municipality of Braşov. Initially, there was only a watchtower, 48 meters high and raised in the 1528; on the basis of the latter, the current building was built which gathers Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements. The building also houses the Muzel Judetean de Istorie, which includes prehistoric, Roman and feudal finds, documents related to Brasov markets and corporations.
The Museum is open every day, except Mondays, from 10 to 17. For more information, see the official website from this link.
Behind the square, stands Turnul Alb, or the White Tower, 15th century bastion part of the ancient fortifications of the city. Before the 1711 uprising, Brasov was the best defended fortress of Transylvania with a wall that covered a perimeter of 3 km, with walls that reached to touch even the 12 meters in height!
Bistro de l'Arte, it's a nice and rather welcoming place to stop. Reasonable prices, rustic place and tasty dishes. If you prefer a restaurant, Brasovia it could be a good choice. It is located just before the splendid Biserica Neagra, or the Black Church.
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It is a gospel church of the fourteenth century, declared a historical monument of Romania. Unmissable stop for those who decide to visit Brasov. It was partially destroyed by the great fire of the 1689: hence the current name. It is the symbol of the city. Long 89 meters, 38 wide and whose capacity is over 5000 individuals; It is the largest Gothic-style cult building in Romania and south-eastern Europe! The bell tower is beautiful, with the largest bronze bell in Romania; absolutely unmissable inside are the tombstones and the 119 series oriental carpets of the XII-XVII century from the Anatolia of the merchants who traded with the East. Next to the church, on the outside, is the Statue of Johannes Honterus, by the German sculptor Magnusson.
The church is open every day, except Mondays, from April to October from 10 to 19, while from 11 October to April 2017 from 10 to 15. Every Sunday, the opening is postponed to 12.
The entry fee is 9,00RON for adults, 6,00RON for students. On the official website (in German and Romanian only) more information.
Several remains of the complex of the ancient fortifications are present in the area surrounding the church: the Bastionul Fierarilor, or the Bastion of the Blacksmiths, of the 1520, the Turnul Macelarilor (Tower of the Butchers) and Turnul Negru, the Black Tower, dating back to the middle of the '400. Not far away, at the entrance to the Gheorghe Dima Park, there is the Renaissance Poarta Ecaterina (photo below), from the 16th century.
Photo, 2010 Andrei kokelburg
This was one of the main entrances of the city; square with four small towers, it represented the power of life and death on the subjects; on the façade there is the coat of arms of the crown, symbol of the city. It is possible to see the remains of the ancient walls.
The classicist Porte Schei, in the immediate vicinity, represented the door to enter the homonymous district, the settlement area of the oldest Romanian community.
After a long walk, a well-deserved break is what it takes at the moment. Right in Street Poarta Schei, you will find the beautiful Kafe Pub; a welcoming environment, chill music in the background, and an excellent range of cocktails (for the evening). In the morning and early afternoon, you can opt for some hot chocolates or excellent smoothies. Ideal also for after dinner. It is open every day from 07: 30 to 23: 30.
Photo, 2010 Andrei kokelburg
In the district Schei, there is the beautiful Biserica Sfântul Nicolae, Orthodox church located a Market Unirii. In Wallachian style, with a significant height development, thanks to its slender towers. Inside there are several icons of the '500. TO Union Square, inside the complex of San Nicolae, is the First Scoala Româneasca, a 1495 building, rebuilt in the 1760. It was the first school in the Romanian language of the city, which has now become interesting Schei Museum Complex. Here are preserved more than 4000 ancient manuscripts and 30000 historical documents and topographic maps; in addition, the Tetravangelo miniato from Mateias of the 1560 is preserved.
For those interested, the structure is open every day from 09: 00 to 17: 00. From this link, you can access the official website.
We recommend at this point, a beautiful and evocative walk up to Aleea Tiberiu Brediceanu, before returning to your accommodation. On the way you will find the Bastionul Tesatorilor, the city's largest and best-preserved bastion, dating back to 1420 with walls thicker than 4 meters; in front of the cableway entrance (which we invite to use for the following day) we find the Bastionul Frîngherilor; subsequently, the Postavarilor, last of the ramparts; it is a round tower of over 20 meters in diameter, dated XVI sec. We recommend, at this point, to return to the hotel for a shower (I recommend, hygiene is important!) And to relax a bit.
For dinner we recommend Trattoria del Chianti, located at N.100 of Str. Branduselor. I'll be honest: I'm always reluctant to recommend Italian restaurants abroad. Equally honestly, we give credit to our friend Lello, the person of "good fork" that was there; according to him, you eat really well. Not just Italian cuisine. If the restaurant does not live up to your expectations, you can contact us; we will provide you with address and telephone to contact Lello in private! You can reach the restaurant by public transport, with the 17b, 21, 23, 25, 34b, 40 or 45 buses.
2 day Visit Brasov
Photo, 2013 OOVNI
Cetatea, Sfintul Bartolomeu and the Monte Tampa are the sites that we invite you to visit for the second day. The first is located north of the center. Cetatuia de pe Straia, is the citadel of the fifteenth century, which was part of the ancient fortifications of the medieval city. It is located on a hill, just beyond the Park Nicolae Titulescu: access after a series of steps. Beautiful panorama on the city.
With the 5 bus, and a walk of about ten minutes, crossing the Long Road, we arrive at the Biserica Sfântul Bartolomeu, Calvinist church, as well as the oldest building in Brasov. The building, in Cistercian Gothic style, dates back to the 13th century. and was completed around the middle of the fifteenth century.
What to do or see in a particular place is never something objective. Everything depends on your tastes, and on the time available. It is still a journey! However, do not leave Brasov without climbing up to the vantage point of Mount Tampa.
Ad Aleea Tiberiu Brediceanu, you will find the cable car for the splendid panoramic point. The cable car is open daily from 09: 30 to 17: 00; the runs are quite frequent and it takes about 3 minutes to get to the top. Here, among other things, you will also find the restaurant Panoramic. Here you will also find the writing, in full Hollywood style, of Brasov, visible from all over the city, lit up even at night. The view is wonderful and ranges from the city, with Piata Sfatului in the foreground, up to the neighboring villages like San Petru and the Carpathians. Really unmissable.
As an alternative to the cable car, you could reach the top even on foot, through a path. Going up, it would take a good half hour, so we recommend it only if you want to get off.
With this, we conclude our short guide to visit Brasov; a city that, in all likelihood, will only be one of your beautiful stops in Transylvania!
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