Brasov City Tour
Brasov is one of the most visited cities each year and is also one of the main economic, cultural and sports centres of the country.
Surrounded by mountains on three sides, Brasov is the ideal place for a relaxing holiday. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Romania. If you end up in Brasov, then you should also complete your list of sights with the following locations. We can offer you a guided tour of Brasov, called “Brasov City Tour” in English, provided by our professional guides. Thus, you will have the opportunity to not miss any important objective in the center of this beautiful city.
1. The Council Square
The Council Square is a Saxon pedestrian area with a charming architecture. The Council House, which can be found here, is a building with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque inspired elements. It is the central element of this square and an important architectural monument in Brasov. It is one of the most popular places to visit in Brasov also due to the fact that artistic and cultural events, open-air concerts, fairs, etc. are very often organized here.
In winter, you can admire a very tall Christmas tree, decorated with globes and lights, as well as a Christmas fair, for the gourmands. And in summer there are usually all sorts of concerts and events. If you want to explore this part of Brasov, as well as other sights, you can book our special Brasov Day Tour.
2. The Black Church
The Black Church is one of the most representative monuments of Gothic architecture in Romania, with a length of over 89 meters. It is the largest Gothic building in South-Eastern Europe. The Black Church also has the largest mechanical organ in Romania, with about 4,000 pipes. It also houses Europe’s largest collection of ancient oriental carpets from Asia Minor.
3. Sforii Street
Sforii Street, located between Cerbului and Poarta Șchei Streets, is the third narrowest street in Europe, with a length of 80 m and a width of about 1.3 m.
It is one of Brasov’s main attractions, being coloured and reinvented as a street art gallery.
4. The Ecaterina Gate
The Ecaterina Gate is a grandiose construction representing the architectural image of Transylvania. It is so called because it took its name from a monastery of nuns that once existed in the area. Today, the renovated gate tower houses regular art and history exhibitions.
5. Bastion of the Weavers
The Weavers’ Bastion is one of the largest and best preserved of the city’s seven bastions. The lower floor shows the remains of a stone entrance door and some Saxon tombstones. Inside the bastion we can find the Museum of the Barsa Country, displaying weapons and products of the weavers’ guild.
6. Mount Tâmpa
Mount Tâmpa is part of the Postăvaru massif and it is almost entirely surrounded by the city of Brasov.
It is one of the symbols of the city and the site of the highest point in the city, at about 960m. From here, the view is wonderful, offering a panoramic view of the most important landmarks of Brasov. Tâmpa can be reached either by cable car or by climbing one of the paths that start from different parts of the city.
7. The first Romanian school
The first Romanian school in Brasov is located inside the courtyard of the Church of Saint Nicholas in the historic district of Brasov’s Șcheii district. It was built in 1495 and rebuilt in 1760.
Today, this building has become the Scheii Brasovului Museum Complex. The museum building preserves elements of the Baroque style. The building is a tourist attraction because it was here that the first Romanian language courses were held in 1583 and the first Romanian language books were printed. The First Romanian School Museum is also located here, where you can learn the history of the school, as well as the story of the first students who learned here.
8. The White Tower
The White Tower, located on the Straja Hill or Romurilor Hill, was built in 1494 for defence and observation purposes. It has the shape of a closed semicircle, with the right side facing the city. The name “White” comes from its appearance, being plastered and painted white. Inside, there are temporary exhibitions belonging to the County Museum of History.
9. The Fortress on the Watchtower
Situated on Straja hill, this fortress is a symbol of Brasov.
The construction, in the shape of a quadrangle and with Italian bastions in the corners that leaned over the defensive towers, had a single entrance via a drawbridge. The fortress served as a shelter for the people of Brasov who had to flee from the Habsburgs. From the fortress you can admire Brasov in all its splendour, both the historic area and the newer part of the city. The citadel is classified as a historical monument, consisting of the bastioned enclosure and the castle.
These are just some of the sights you can visit if you choose to join us on our Brasov Tour. This tour is flexible, and we adapt to your wishes. It can be designed both for people eager to learn as much history as possible, and for those who love walking and nature. Even the little ones will be able to find something attractive on this tour, as it is 100% customizable according to your time, needs and wishes. Visit this page: Brasov City Tour to book a place on this tour.