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Top Historic Sites in Brasov

By Viator, April 2018

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Set near the foothills of the Southern Carpathians and Mount Tâmpa, Brasov was built and fortified by Saxons in the 13th century. Today it is home to some of Transylvania’s top attractions, such as Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress. Here are Brasov’s top historic sites to check out.

Council Square (Piaţa Sfatului)
At the heart of Old Town is this picturesque public square lined with Gothic and baroque buildings, including the former Council House, now repurposed as a museum. The center of public life and commerce since the 14th century, the square was once the site of markets, gossip, beheadings, and even punishment for suspected witches. 

Black Church (Biserica Neagră)
Impossible to miss, Brasov’s imposing Gothic basilica was built in the 15th century and today is one of Romania’s largest Lutheran churches. Its name comes from a fire that partially destroyed the structure, leaving only a scorched, blackened shell that has since been restored. 

Rope Street (Strada Sforii)
Take a walk down one of Europe’s narrowest streets, originally built as a corridor for firefighters. The tiny walkway measures only 44 inches (112 centimeters) at some points. 

Yekaterina’s Gate (Poarta Ecaterinei)
Brasov’s only surviving gate from the original defensive walls, this grand entryway—also called Catherine’s Gate—separates Old Town from the Schei neighborhood, once the only place in town where ethnic Romanians could live. The fairytale-like design features a main watch tower and the city’s coat of arms.

St. Nicholas Church (Biserica Sf. Nicolae)
An easy walk from the city center, this Romanian Orthodox church houses impressive frescoes and icons depicting religious scenes and important moments in Transylvanian history. It is also the site of the First Romanian School, which operated for nearly 500 years and is now a museum. 

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Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit, Brasov, null
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Bran Castle and Rasnov Fortress Tour from Brasov with Optional Peles Castle Visit

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Discover Bran Castle, known as ‘Dracula’s Castle,’ and Râșnov Fortress on this 4-hour tour from Braşov. Travel to Râșnov to explore its stunning ...  Read more

Location: Brasov, Romania
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.64
Castles Tours from Brasov, Brasov, Day Trips
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Castles Tours from Brasov

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Visit Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress, and Peles Castle in this small group departing from Brasov city center. Drive through the wonderful Transylvanian Alps and ...  Read more

Location: Brașov, Romania
Duration: Flexible

From USD $65.20
Full Day Tour of Transylvanian Castles from Brasov, Brasov, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Full Day Tour of Transylvanian Castles from Brasov

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Set out to the Transylvanian Highlands in the comfort of a luxury minivan, on this guided 7 hour small group tour from Brasov.  Explore the dramatic scenery ...  Read more

Location: Brașov, Romania
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.16
Brasov Candlelight Tour, Brasov, Day Trips
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Brasov Candlelight Tour

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Explore the beauty of Brasov city by night on this 2 hours walking tour with your knowledgeable tour guide. The tour starts at Council City Square, the heart ...  Read more

Location: Brașov, Romania
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $14.23
Brasov Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour, Brasov, Cultural Tours
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Brasov Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour

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Get to know Braşov Old Town on a 2-hour walking tour, with a guide. As you walk between the top Braşov attractions, hear historical facts and stories about ...  Read more

Location: Brasov, Romania
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $11.85
3-Hour History Walking Tour of Brasov, Brasov, Walking Tours
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3-Hour History Walking Tour of Brasov

Join this 3-hour walking tour of Brasov, full of history. Founded by Teutonic Knights in 1211, Brasov is a perfect example of a settlement of the Middle ...  Read more

Location: Brașov, Romania
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $22.52
GASTRONOMICAL WALKING TOUR IN BRASOV, Brasov, Walking Tours
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GASTRONOMICAL WALKING TOUR IN BRASOV

This walking food tour will take you on a 4.5-hour journey through the historical center of Brașov and Tâmpa Hill, offering the perfect opportunity to ...  Read more

Location: Brașov, Romania
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.20
Brasov Sights and Bites Samll Group Walking Tour Including 3-course Romanian meal, Brasov, Cultural ... 
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Brasov Sights and Bites Samll Group Walking Tour Including 3-course Romanian meal

Get a fascinating and tasty introduction to this impressive ‘outdoor’ city with a friendly local guide. Unearth hidden medieval churches and fairytale turrets. ...  Read more

Location: Brașov, Romania
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.57
Brasov Fortified Churches Tour, Brasov, Cultural Tours
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Brasov Fortified Churches Tour

Transylvanian Highlands day trip from Brasov. Discover the magnificent fortified churches. Admire dramatic scenery from the comfort of a luxury minivan. Visit ...  Read more

Location: Brașov, Romania
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.91
Fortified Churchies - Bran Castle - Rasnov Fortress - Poiana Brasov Resort Tour, Brasov, Cultural ... 
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Fortified Churchies - Bran Castle - Rasnov Fortress - Poiana Brasov Resort Tour

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The main objectives:  60 km long Leaving Braşov Ghimbav Fortified Church Cristian Fortified Church Bran Castle Peasant Raşnov Citadel  ...  Read more

Location: Brașov, Romania
Duration: Flexible

From USD $32.01

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