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About The Best Places to Visit in Brasov, Romania

Brasov is not only a traditional university center but also an important industrial, cultural and business center. Due to numerous historical and artistic monuments Brasov is one of the most important tourist centers of the country. The city is divided into two distinct components: the area with baroque influence that winds from the foot of the mountain and the massive Postavaru and the large area with buildings and factories.


The main attraction is the old town - Schei, yet glamorous, where you will find plenty of houses and antiques, especially religious. Brasov is located in the central-eastern part of Romania, at the foot of Tampa (967m). The administrative territory of Brasov is within the southern part of the basin Brasov, in the internal flow of the Eastern Carpathians. The region consists of two distinct units: Brasov and the Carpathians and at the contact between them developed a series of activities following the foothills of external factors, namely , Sacele and Rasnov.


Brasov climate is temperate continental specifically characterized by a note-type transition between temperate oceanic and the continental temperate: wetter and cooler mountain areas with relatively low rainfall and temperatures slightly lower in low areas . Temperature inversions are numerous, therefore, minimum winter temperatures do not fall in the extremes, the annual average of 7.6 degrees Celsius. The rainfall is relatively high due to the small diurnal contrasts.


Historical data:

Brasov is documented in 1234 in the Catalogue Ninivensis named Corona. In the second half of the XIV century, is confirmed as the administrative and ecclesiastical center of Barsa, (Corona, Kronstadt, Brasso), "free royal city" one of the economic and cultural centers of Transylvania. In the Renaissance, "Brasov these times stands out, compared to other cities, the cultivation of the sciences" noted in 1548, the great humanist and reformer Johannes Honterus sas (1498-1549), in a letter to Sebastian Munster, professor of University of Basel. The prestige of the school and library founded by Honterus in 1541 - Studium Coronense - was to attract students from all over Transylvania, Hungary, Germany and the Netherlands. Johannes Honterus introduced religious reform Barsa Saxons, and in 1547 the Principality Diet accepted Lutheran religion as one of the four official religions allowed in Transylvania. Between 1639 and 1641, Brasov fortifications are amplified in the north of the city with several rows of curtains and moats. Bastion in 1646 ended the defensive system works. In 1689, the most devastating fire in the history of Brasov affects most important buildings of the Citadel. Weight restoration unfolds city and rebuild the destroyed buildings is consistent with new styles: Baroque, Rococo, Classical.

The transformation from a medieval town into a modern city imposed extension to the north-east (toward Old and Blumana) and west (toward Schei), by demolishing the fortified seat of the city that began in 1857 (Gate Street and fortifications therein), Street Wear Black (1873), Fair Gate Horses (1874), Bastion (1886), Bastion harness (1887). The old moats, ponds and swamps were filled, rose administrative and public buildings, schools, barracks and houses were decorated with parks and promenades. Nowadays Brasov is one of the most beautiful cities of Romania to be visited with many , many places of visit that attract tourist all over the world all the year round.

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Tampa is a mountain that belongs to Postavaru, located in the southern Carpathians and almost entirely surrounded by the city of Brasov. The mountain is composed mainly of limestone formations, forming in the process gathers the earth's crust. Much of it (150 ha) is a nature reserve due to wild animals (bears, lynx, wolves, butterflies - 35% ...

The Black Church

The geographical strategic position of Brasov, close to Ruc─âr- Bran commercial route through the Carpathians influenced its economic development over time. Due to its proximity to Bucegi Mountains and the Bran Castle, Brasov is one of the most important destinations in Romania.   The Black Church is the heart of Brasov Over 5...

The Bran Castle

The Bran Castle, situated between the Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Mountains, 30 km from Brasov, is the only landmark that attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists because of a legend: the Legend of Count Dracula, although historical sources say that Vlad Tepes had been here once on the way to Brasov.   Originally, t...

St. Bartholomew Church

St. Bartholomew's Church is the oldest building in the city. It was built in the thirteenth century and was known as the Church of the three orphans, which according to the legend had left all they had to the church that’s why they were buried under the altar. The building with three naves with massive buttress walls, surrounded by walls outlasted the Turkish   ...

The Schei Gate

The Schei  Gate was built between 1827-1828 to facilitate communication with the inhabitants of Brasov  city. The gate is built of stone and brick . It has a classic style appearance with a triumphal arch. The gate is pierced by three entrances, one main large in the middle and two shorter entries in the left and right are for pedestrians. ...

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