Top Brasov Must See Sights
Brasov is one of the most beautiful cities in Romania you need to visit. Along with Sibiu, Brasov is another city that has capitalized great history and is worth visiting.
Historical Centre: The Old Council Square
Any visit begins with the historical center. After a walk along Republic Street along which you can admire the beautiful architecture, you’ll reach the Council Square, famous for hosting the Golden Stag Festival. All buildings in the Square of Brasov are in Geman style and show thei original architecture of this beautiful city. In summer you can sit on a terrace and thus enjoy all the beauty that surrounds you.
The square hosts various events depending on the season.
The Town Hall hosts the County Museum of History. Also in the Square is the Church of the Assumption, Mureşenilor Museum (Casa Mureşenilor).
Black Church in Brasov
The main symbol of Brasov, the Black Church is a few minutes walk from the Square. This is the patriarchal church of the Evangelical Church in Romania and is one of the most important monuments of Gothic architecture in Romania. It was partially destroyed in the great fire of 1689 and thus acquired its current name.
Visiting the Black Church will take maximum 15 minutes since you do not have very much to see. There is the posibility of guided tours or audio-guide. I learned that inside there is an exhibition of one of the largest collections of oriental carpets in Europe.
What I liked is that it’s not allowed to take pictures inside, not even for a fee. Why don’t these people want to promote this business? So you can illustrate the story with photos from the outside.
Rope Street in Brasov
How about a street that only fits a man or two? Between Stag and Schei Gate you will find a street 83 meters long and with a width of only 1 to 1.4 meters. This is the Rope Street, which will make you feel small but gives you the chance to take pictures of looking like Hulk. Rope Street was actually a simple corridor that helped firefighters.
After passing through the Rope Street and a 5 minutes walk you can visit the Weavers’ Bastion. Visiting program every day from Tuesday to Sunday between the hours of 9:00 to 5:00 p.m., Monday is closed.
Unfortunately we’ve found closed, but you can do a virtual tour here.
From the Weavers’ Bastion take Coşbuc street to Schei Gate Street. At the end of this street is Schei Gate built in 1827.
We continue walking and discover the beautiful South Gate or Gate Catherine built in the sixteenth century. It was built for access to the medieval citadel. From the original building are preserved today only exterior tower built in 1559. On the front you can admire its coat of arms.
The Black Tower offers you the opportunity for superb pictures of Brasov. This tower is one of the four observation towers of the City of Brasov built as an independent fortification. The name of this small tower comes from a lightning bolt which it was blackened.
Climbing up to it is easy, you can do it in 5 minutes and it gives you the chance to make your Brasov panorama pictures that you will be the envy of all your friends safe.
From here you can also visit the White Tower.
Street after walls
Once you get out of the White Tower, you have the possibility to take a walk on the street along the walls and thus get on the Boulevard of Heroes. The street behind the walls is along one side of Brasov Fortress.