Come and discover Brașov, the centre of tourism in Transylvania. The Saxon city situated at the foot of Mount Tâmpa is an attractive one, with natural beauties and Renaissance architecture. Listen to the fascinating legends about haunted old buildings, enjoy the best traditional desserts and charge yourselves with the energy that this place emanates.
Brașov Council Square (Piaţa Sfatului) is one of the most beautiful squares in Romania. Besides the Bohemian facades and attractive cafes, the legends are the ones that give the place its charm. It seems that Council Square (Piața Sfatului) is the last place in Europe where a witch was burnt. Near the square you can find the Blacksmiths' Bastion (Bastionul Fierarilor), Graft Bastion, the White Tower, Șchei Gate, Ecaterina’s Gate or the Synagogue.
The Black Church (Biserica Neagră) is the most important sight in Brașov and the largest Gothic-style church in Transylvania. Inside of it, the main attractions are the pipe organ, one of the biggest in Europe, and a large collection of Anatolian carpets. The church’s treasure also contains numerous statues, paintings and icons.
Republic’s Street (Strada Republicii): Take a walk on one of the most animated streets in Brașov. It is crossed by picturesque narrow streets, along which you can find houses with Baroque and Renaissance facades. With chic boutiques, hotels and intimate restaurants, Republic’s Street will certainly keep you busy for hours.
Mount Tâmpa: If you take the cable car up to Mount Tâmpa, you will have the chance to admire the magnificent view of the entire city. In the '50s, when the city was named "Stalin’s City", the trees on Mount Tâmpa were cut so that the Soviet dictator's name could be seen.
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