Architecture of Brasov is very original, there are some truly unique buildings, among them this school! Yes, believe it or not, this is a school where children go to study! It looks more like Harry Potter college, but after all, this is Transylvania... muahahaha (spooky laughter here)
Castle Day Trip: Rasnov
Now THIS is Transylvania.
Rasnov is a rather ordinary town with an extraordinary castle sitting above it. The castle acts like a gateway between the flat, dull landscape of the city below and its acres of pastoral farmland, and the heady, dreamlike, fantastical land beyond, complete with an authentic, still livng and barely touched medieval castle, and the tall, rolling, forested green hills behind. Walking up the steep steps to the castle is like finding yourself in Narnia; it's like passing through the gate on Skull Island.
To Brasov by train
Brasov is well served by trains coming from Bucharest, Sibiu, Sighisoara & Cluj, Oradea and Targu Mures, being a major railways hub in Transylvania. Most international trains coming to/from Bucharest - Budapest pass through Brasov.
Ticket offices in Brasov station can sell return tickets way in advance to virtually any destination in the country, as well as on international routes.
A journey to/from Bucharest takes 2 ½ - 3 hours, and a return ticket costs about 45 lei (13 EUR), depending on train class.
Some other train connection to/from Brasov:
- Arad – 6-8 hours
- Deva – 4-5 hours (Arad route)
- Alba Iulia 3-4 hours (Arad route)
- Medias – 2,5 hours (Arad route)
- Sighisoara 1h 45 min – 2 hours (Arad and Oradea routes)
- Cluj Napoca 5 hours (Oradea route)
- Sibiu – 2 hours
- Tirgu Mures – 5 hours
- Miercurea Ciuc – 2 hours (Tirgu Mures route)
- Sfintu Gheorghe – 40 minutes (Tirgu Mures route)
The best thing about Cafe Turabo is the location, and, on hot summer days, the hard working air-conditioning unit. The coffee is decent, the sandwiches are tasty, the decor is pleasant, and the music is relaxing and modern. The only problem was the staff, who, without being rude, didn't seem to be all that interested in serving customers.
It's a decent place to stop for a coffee and a break while touring the city.
Golden Stag Festival
Golden Stag Festival is held every year usually in August.It is an open air festival held in Brasov's main square Piata Sfatului.It's not that famous but famous singer performed here.(Ricky Martin, Tom Jones, James Brown, Kelly Family etc.)