OUT AND ABOUT IN BRASOV – MUST SEE AND DO
Considered to be Romania’s outdoor capital and one of its top tourist destination, the town of Brasov is a perfect escape regardless of the season. A charming mix of medieval, gothic and baroque architecture surrounded by virgin forests and snow clad mountains, this place has it all.
To really be able to say you have seen Brasov you’ll need at least a couple of days but if you have limited time make sure you visit The Council Square with its iconic Black Church and the Union Square where the First Romanian School started its existence sometimes in the 11th Century. When you walk between the two squares don’t miss The Rope Street, the narrowest street in Romania and the third narrowest in Europe, and Catherine’s Gate, the only original city gate that had survived from the medieval times.
If you are out on a shopping spree, apart from a few larger shopping malls where you’ll find all the common household brands, Brasov is the host of a great array of independent shops where you can find original and handmade souvenirs.
The streets around Piata Sfatului (Council Square) are brimming with restaurants and coffee houses offering delicious traditional dishes but also a varied international cuisine.
OTHER ATTRACTIONS TO CONSIDER:
The Council House (History Museum), located in the middle of the Council Square
The Jewish Synagogue
The White Tower and the Graft Bastion
The Black Tower
Weaver Bastion (museum)
Hunter’s Tower and Carpenter’s Tower
Draper’s Bastion (Museum)
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, located in the Union Square
If you are planning to visit the museums check their opening times as some are closed on Mondays !!!