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Brasov
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Brasov which includes café lifestyle and a city as well as an individual female

Centuries-old Gothic architecture, spectacular castles, medieval history and mountain peaks make this city in central Romania a fascinating vacation destination.

With medieval walls and watchtowers, centuries-old churches, a cobbled Old Town and a backdrop of mountains and forests, Brasov's beauty has a powerful impact. This ancient city was founded in the 13th century. Many of its old buildings are still standing in excellent condition. History and architecture aren't the only appeal; explore the picturesque countryside as well. Go skiing and hiking in the mountains, walk around the old city walls and visit nearby castles and fortresses.

Brasov's medieval, Gothic and Baroque heart is a fascinating place for a stroll. Tour the imposing Black Church, which claims to be the largest Gothic church in Transylvania. Inside the 13th-century Saint Bartholomew Church, study fragments of 800-year-old frescoes.

Explore Brasov's medieval defensive fortifications. See original bastions, the 15th-century Black Tower and White Tower. Catherine's Gate is the only gate to survive from the 1400s. Pick up additional historical insights at the Brasov History Museum. Stroll along Rope Street, one of Europe’s narrowest streets. At night, enjoy an entertaining performance at Opera Brasov or watch a show at the Sică Alexandrescu Theater, the city's main theater.

While Brasov is filled with attractions, it offers several must-see destinations within easy reach outside the city as well. Observe rescued European brown bears at Libearty Bear Sanctuary. In the nearby Postavarul Mountains is Poiana Brasov, one of the country's most popular ski resorts. During winter, ski the downhill and slalom runs. In summer, go hiking and horseback riding in the mountains. About 18 miles (29 kilometers) southwest of the city is the hilltop Bran Castle, thought to be the inspiration for Count Dracula's castle in Bram Stoker’s classic gothic novel.

Brasov does not have an airport, so fly into the international airports at Sibiu or Bucharest, 90 miles (145 kilometers) and 105 miles (170 kilometers) away respectively. Make the rest of the journey by bus, train or rental car and revel in a vacation that offers an exciting mix of history, architecture, culture and beautiful natural surroundings.

Where to stay in Brasov

Hotel Bella Muzica
Hotel Bella Muzica
3 out of 5
Piata Sfatului no 19, Brasov
The price is £46 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Located in Brasov Old Town, this hotel is steps away from Council House, Black Church and Piata Sfatului. First Romanian School Museum and Saint Nicholas Church ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (36 reviews)
Nice place to stay, close to everything
"The location is ideal, just across from Central Square inside of old city. Most attractions are walking distance. The room was basic but clean, bathroom well supplied with toiletries and hot water. Excellent breakfast with everything you need to start the day. Staff was very friendly and helpful. ..."

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2020

Hotel Bella Muzica
Villa Chambers'n Charm
Villa Chambers'n Charm
5 out of 5
27 Stejerisului str., Brasov
The price is £56 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Situated in Brasov, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Black Church, Piata Sfatului and Council House. First Romanian School Museum and Saint Nicholas ...
4.1/5Very Good! (104 reviews)
"Great property and staff. Breakfast had good selection. The Gold Room view to the back yard was very nice."

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2021

Villa Chambers'n Charm
Casa Wagner Brasov
Casa Wagner Brasov
3 out of 5
Piata Sfatului 5, Brasov
The price is £35 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Located in Brasov Old Town, this hotel is steps away from Piata Sfatului and Council House. Black Church and Saint Nicholas Church are also within 1 mi (2 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (154 reviews)
"The property is located in the main square of Brasov City / Piata Sfatului, close to major tourist attractions. The historic building, dating back to mid-15th century, was a former German Bank, then restored and converted into a nice hotel, with all the modern amenities."

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2021

Casa Wagner Brasov
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Kanopian Penthouse Hotel
Kanopian Penthouse Hotel
3.5 out of 5
6 Strada Zaharia Stancu, Brasov
The price is £98 per night from 23 May to 23 May
Located in Tractorul, this aparthotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Paradisul Acvatic and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Black Church. Mount Tampa and Parc Aventura Brasov are ...
4.2/5Very Good! (5 reviews)
"I recommend, it is a perfect location for business trips. At the same time you come with your family for a mini-vacation in the mountains or in the citybreack. You have a superb view and all the facilities nearby. The aquagym and the mall across the road are an important advantage."

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2019

Kanopian Penthouse Hotel
Studio Apartment Emy 29, It's Situated Right in Historical Center
Studio Apartment Emy 29, It's Situated Right in Historical Center
Strada Nicolae B?lcescu, nicolae balcescu nr. 29, Brasov, Bra?ov County
Located in Brasov Old Town, this family-friendly Brasov apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Piata Sfatului, Council House and Black Church. Afi ...
Studio Apartment Emy 29, It's Situated Right in Historical Center
MK Apartments Brasov
MK Apartments Brasov
3.5 out of 5
Zaharia Stancu, Brasov
The price is £75 per night from 30 May to 30 May
Located in Tractorul, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Afi Brasov, Silviu Ploiesteanu Stadium and Paradisul Acvatic. Council House and Piata ...
MK Apartments Brasov
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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16 Sep 2019

16th year. love the place

4/5 - Good

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9 Sep 2019

I loved Brasov - the hiking from there and the forests are exceptional.

5/5 - Excellent

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23 Aug 2019

Braşov old town is unique and yet to be spoilt by mass tourism. We went for the castle and the history and got so much more. See it ASAP!

5/5 - Excellent

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28 May 2019

It's a place everyone should go to at least once.

4/5 - Good

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15 Apr 2019

Nice tourist city, pretty quiet for the weekend I was there. Located in an area that provided easy access to numerous tourist sites and outdoor locations.

5/5 - Excellent

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25 Mar 2019

Brasov is a beautiful city, anyone visiting Romania should include it on their itinerary.

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