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    Old Town Hall

    by HORSCHECK Updated May 12, 2012

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    The history of Brasov's Old Town Hall (Casa Sfatului) dates back to the early 15th century. The tower which was used as a watchtower was erected about one century later.

    The front side includes a renaissance style loggia and the city's coat of arms which shows a crown in reference to Brasov's German name Kronstadt (Crown City).

    Nowadays the building houses the County Historical Museum and the Tourist Office.

    Directions:
    The Town Hall is situated right in the heart of Brasov's historic old town, just in the middle of the Town Hall Square (Piata Sfatului).

    Address: Old Town Hall, Piata Sfatului 30, Brasov

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    Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church

    by HORSCHECK Updated May 12, 2012

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    Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church (Biserica Sfantul Nicolae) is the oldest Orthodox church in Brasov and was constructed in the late 15th century on the spot of an old wooden church.

    It was built in a mix of the Byzantine, Baroque and Gothic styles.

    The walled church grounds are also home to a cemetery and the grave of Nicolae Titulescu who was a government minister and president of the League of Nations.

    The First Romanian School, which is nowadays a museum can also be found here.

    Directions:
    Saint Nicholas Church is situated at the large square Piata Unirii, which can be found in the old Romanian suburb of Schei.

    Address: Saint Nicholas Church, Piata Unirii 1-2, Brasov

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    Muresenilor house

    by mirchica Written Jan 11, 2012

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    This house belonged to the famous Brasov family Muresenilor. Around 5 generations have lived there and most of them were musicians, poets, politicians, editors - all they were main participators in the cultural life of Brasov. The house exhibits now letters, photographs, newspapers, books, furniture and a great collection of musical instruments. At the end of the 70-s the family has donated the house to become a museum.

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    Bastions in Brasov

    by mirchica Written Jan 11, 2012

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    The city walls were built in 15 century as almost all the towers of the medevial city. Bastions were built by merchants and craftsmen and have welcomed some commercial meetings in the city. They are located along the whole walls: Weaver's Bastion ( now museum), Draper's Bastion, Blacksmiths' Bastion ( now the archive), The Furriers and the Gun Powder Bastions, Graft bastion (now museum), The Ropemakers' Bastion.

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    The Hunter's Tower

    by mirchica Written Jan 11, 2012

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    Just opposite the station of the cable car, in the foot of Tampa hill is located the Hunter's Tower. We climbed to the top where we could look through the watchtower window and also see trophies and hunting souvenirs. Dowstairs there is a souvenir shop. The best thing is that the museum is free to visit but it was even colder inside that outside. I'm sure that in the summer it will be great place to stay longer.

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    Behind the city walls

    by mirchica Written Jan 11, 2012

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    On the west side of the old city and behind the city walls there is hidden a little pedestrian street passing along a a little streamlet. At the hill behind are located the White and the Black Towers built in 15 century. Now both of them are white but at the end of 16 century the black one was burnt and became all black. Of course, now it is renovated. The black one is in quadratic shape and the white one is round. We climbed all the 150 stairs to the white tower to see the fantastic view to the old city.
    The towers work as museums.

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    Strada Sforii or Rope Street

    by mirchica Written Jan 11, 2012

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    Strada Sforii is one of the nerrowest streets in Europe. It varies from 0.8m to 1.3m. The street could be small but it has everything - even street lamps. It is a unique experience to watch the sky between the buildings from both sides.

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    Schei and Catherine gates

    by mirchica Written Jan 5, 2012

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    The old city of Brasov is locked in high city walls. On the west side of the city's wall are both Schei gate and Catherine gate. They are built in 13-th respectively 15-th century. The Saxons first established the city and the Germans were living inside, while Romanians were living out of the walls, in the Schei district and they had to pay taxes to enter.

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    Catedrala Ortodoxa Sfanta Adormire a Maicii Domnul

    by mirchica Written Jan 5, 2012

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    Or simply said: The Romanian Orthodox Church. Maybe only foreigners call it this was as Romanians are Orthodox and most of the churches in Romania are Orthodox. Anyway, the interesting here is that from the square you can see only a facade of the church. Then you enter in a little yard where is situated the real church which btw is very beautiful. I coudn't take nice pictures as it was dark.
    I think that there was a memorial service inside as there were many sad people around a table full of food and the priest was reading names of dead people, which is typical for that.

    We didn't enter more churches although I was told that St. Nicholas is amazing church but we didn't have time to reach the Schei district where it is situated.

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    The Black Church

    by mirchica Written Jan 5, 2012

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    When preparing the trip everybody was saying: "You have to visit the Black church, otherwise you haven't been in Brasov". Well, the church was closed when we decided to see it but I still think I was in Brasov. This is the biggest Gothic church in Estern Europe and I'm sure it diserves to be visited. As we couldn't do it, we focused on the market besides it, again full of delicious food.

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    Piata Sfatului or The Council Square

    by mirchica Written Jan 5, 2012

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    All the ways in the old city go to the main square. It is impossible to miss and of course you don't have to. In December there was a Christmas market and people were selling vin fiert (hot wine), delicious pretzels, warm hats and gloves, souvenirs and jewelry. Christmas tree, music, clown, selling ballons - all this contribuited to the Christmas spirit.

    Of course I tried to imagine how it would be without that booths and it was not hard - benches, buildings and pigeons. In the middle of the square is situated the ex City Council building, now the History Museum. There is also touristic center but we didn't visit it. I just wanted to spend the 4 times we stayed at the square outside, with the people and the architecture.

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    The Brașov Citadel Fortress

    by liliana91 Written Oct 16, 2011

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    Cetatea Brașovului-The Brașov Citadel Fortress
    On a small Hill,you can find The Brașov Citadel Fortress.It's a lovely place.
    Remember to knock on the door, and if no one answer you, don't get panic, wait few minutes and then knock again. There was no such things as guide, tax for entry or for taking photos, they let us to walk in the fortress alone.

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    Turnul Alb-White Tower

    by liliana91 Written Oct 16, 2011

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    White Tower and Black Tower,pretty close one to other.they are both watchtowers,and very old.We have visited only the White tower.They have a tax for entry,one for taking pictures,and one for filming.
    Closed on Monday only,and the rest of the days open 10.00-17.00.

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    Biserica Neagră ("The Black Church")

    by liliana91 Written Oct 16, 2011

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    The Black Church it's probably the most beautiful building in Brașov.Unfortunately for us,it was closed and we couldn't see how looks inside,but i can guarantee that the outside is breath-taking..

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    Turnul Vânătorilor-the Hunter's Tower

    by liliana91 Written Oct 16, 2011

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    After we finish the mountain path,we've noticed a white tower.It was the Hunter's Tower,and we've decided to visit it.The woman who took care of the tower was very kind with us,and after we finished to see the tower she offered us some hats(hunter's style) and few fake (of course) guns to take pictures with them.
    No taxes for visiting the tower,or for taking pictures,and the souvenirs were really cheep.

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