Brasov Travel Guide

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Brasov Highlights

  • Pro
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     Many historic sights and architectural gems. 

  • Con
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     No beach 

  • In a nutshell
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     allow a few days for the surroundings 

Brasov Things to Do

  • Schei Gate

    Built by local German merchants as a means of increasing traffic from the Romanian population outside the city walls, this is more modern and less defensive than other gates in the city. Built in the 19th century in the Renaissance style, with a gate more like a Roman porta than a medieval Saxon tor.

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  • Orthodox Cathedral

    Normally an Orthodox church is hard to miss, especially in a city where that religion is predominant. But due to Brasov's history, the Orthodox Cathedral here, the main church of the city, is easily overlooked. It hides in the main square among the shops and cafes, with all eyes drawn the square's centrepiece: the impressive town hall. So don't...

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  • Brasov Sign

    One of the more amusing things to see in Brasov is the city’s Hollywood-style sign. You can actually go up to the top of the hill and see great views of the city.

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Brasov Hotels

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Brasov Restaurants

  • Bella Muzika

    This is a great restaurant. One of the best I've eaten at. The ambience is just perfect. The staff are professionally trained, polite, informed and never annoying. In fact there's a button by the table to call them if you need them, rather than have to get their attention, or be bugged about whether you need anything. What a great idea.The food is...

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  • Restaurant Butoiul Sasului

    One evening we went to the restaurant Butoiul Sasului (Saxon Barrel) for dinner. It consists of various rooms in a red brick cellar vault. All rooms are decorated with paintings and antiques from Romania. Sometimes live music (e.g. piano) is perfomed. An outdoor seating area is available in an inner courtyard. The menu offers authentic Saxon and...

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  • Capra Neagra - Poiana Brasov

    Capra Neagra (Black Chamois) is a building complex consisting of a pizzeria, a restaurant and a discotheque. It is located in Poiana Brasov, a skiing resort just outside Brasov.When we visited Poiana Brasov, we had a light lunch here. The restaurant consists of two very large rooms and a large outdoor terrace. The furniture is kept functional. The...

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Brasov Nightlife

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  • Live band

    Before going out in the evening we examened many places from Brasov guide and when were done with the dinner we walked along a big part of them but all they were empty or boring ( It was Sunday btw). What we notices first was bar Jamaica (definitely will go there next time) but we decided to reach the end of the street. And there, at the north side...

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  • "We Provide Butterflies"

    Kasho's link on Google says, "We provide butterflies". If "butterflies" is Romanian for "a crazy Europop discotheque experience" then I'd have to agree. My night at Kasho was an absolute blast! I arrived completed hammered, having wasted the afternoon watching Europop on KissTV while drinking an entire bottle of wine (mixed with sparkling fruit...

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  • Opera

    Unfortunately Opera Brasov was sold out when I was there, so the nearest I got to an actual performance was hearing the singers rehearse. The company's repertoire includes all of the standard popular operas, such as 'Marriage of Figaro', 'The Barber of Seville', 'La Traviata', 'Rigoletto', 'La Boheme', 'Tosca' and 'Carmen'.Tickets are reasonably...

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Brasov Transportation

  • The Train out.

    Coming from Sibiu we were pulled by a Diesel train. At Brasov we changed to an Electric train for the mountains.

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  • To Brasov by train

    We arrived and left Brasov by train from/to Bucharest. In Romania the train fares depend on the type of train, which means that fast trains can cost more than double the price than regional trains.In 2007 an ICE ticket Bucharest to Brasov was 38,80 RON and the journey took about 2,5 hours. Please read my tip "Buying a train ticket in Romania" for...

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  • Explore Brasov by bus

    Brasov has an extensive bus network which is run by RATBv (Regia Autonoma Transport Brasov). They usually operate from 5:30 h until midnight. Some special night services are in operation as well.The main bus stop in the city centre is Livada Postei. Important routes are number 4 which links the train station with the city centre and number 20 which...

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Brasov Shopping

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  • Shopping in Brasov

    Brasov's main shopping street is the pedestrianised Republicii Street. It starts at the northeastern end of the Town Hall Square (Piata Sfatului) and leads towards the Central Park "Nicolae Titulescu". You find all sorts of shops here, including clothes, books, souvenirs and even art. More shops can be found on the Mursenilor Street.Also a visit of...

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  • Luxury shopping

    Very elegant store with well known brands...If you're looking for "Furla" handbags or "Catalin Botezatu" dresses or "Mihai Albu " shoes...then you are at the right place! women, men or kids clothes, handbags, shoes, gifts high quality things ...at (very) high prices, of course:)

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  • Star

    Star is a three floor supermarket selling various thingsIn the basement you will find the food, cosmetics, drinks and home supplies. Ground level you will find women clothing (Steilman, TinaR, Wrangler) handicrafts, ceramics, glass, suitcases and lady bags, brand name perfumes, flowers, stockingsFirst floor you will find the men's stuff and the...

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Brasov Local Customs

  • Romanian Beer

    Romania has a long tradition of beer brewing. The process was introduced by the Transylvanian Saxons (German colonists) some centuries ago. You still find many beers with German names, e.g. Bergenbier or Golden Brau.I tried Romania's "King of Beers" Ursus which has been brewed since 1878 in Cluj-Napoca. The brewery is nowadays owned by South...

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  • “The Golden Stag” Festival in Brasov

    This is an international music festival, organised by the cultural scene of the city, and sponsored by many important business institutions from the whole Romania.This famous annual festival in Brasov is a tradition and a pride for the city, and takes place in the centre of the city, in the Council Square.It began first in the year 1968, and it...

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  • Events on the Council Hall Square

    Many important events are there in the middle of the Council Hall Square in Brasov.The place is a open-air stage, for numerous artists that come here and present their spectacle to the public.The centre of the city is a good place for these shows.Many artists from diverse countries and regions come here and entertain the people.

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Brasov Warnings and Dangers

  • Did I mention bears?

    There's not so many bear warnings in Brasov as Sinaia, but you are probably even more likely to encounter one here than in the mountains. That's because they've become accustomed to the easy life of rummaging through human trash. I saw quite a few overturned trash bins on the outskirts of the city, in the forests, and would see city workers coming...

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  • Don't change money in the Exchange...

    I would recommend you to use your card. If you really need to change money, do this in a bank, even if you'll spend a bit more time for this. Otherwise you will assume some risks.I did it once and the exchange office "forgot" to tell me about their taxes... I have lost a lot of money and... in this way I am paying them back for this. Take care...

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  • Safe, Friendly and Relaxed

    I found all areas of Brasov to be safe, friendly and relaxed. I'd heard stories about Romania, including Brasov, and none of them painted a very nice picture. But Brasov, and to be honest all the other places I visited, were absolutely fine. People were all smiling and friendly, and the only group of drunks I saw were some visiting Hungarian lads,...

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Brasov Tourist Traps

  • Taxi

    As soon as you exit the train station you will be overwhelmed by annoying taxi drivers. Just ignore them, and look at the prices wrtitten on the doors of taxis. Some taxis have prices twice higher than other. So, don't search for flushing mercedes, you can take dacia for much smaller price, and, to be honest, the city is not big and you won't...

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  • Exchanging money

    I found it odd that the exchange offices also have 0% commission when changing Euro to Romanian currency, but very bad exchange rate. So, I changed the money in Raiffeisen bank with 0% commission. Oh yes, the exchange rate changes few times in a day, so I got different amounts of cash in the morning and in the afternoon.

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  • Be careful of childen who beg for money

    When walking near any shopping centers, especially the center of town, small children will likely ask you for money. There might be two or three of them asking at the same time. You have two choices. You can either ignore them or give them a little bit of money. After a while, I started carrying small coins with me. I was unlikely to use the coins...

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Brasov What to Pack

  • No more than money...Time and money

    I don't think that you need more than money and a lot of time.You'll find in Brasov everything you need and for all the possible "shopping attractions" the price is still smaller than in most of the other countries in Europe. If you want to go out for short trips in the mountains, take your hiking shoes... Are you going to stay in a hotel with...

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  • Travel Guides

    Like many other countries in Eastern Europe, Romania is a rapidly developing country. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to find a Tourist Information Office or just a free map, therefore an up to date guide book is highly recommended, especially for independent travellers.On both our trips to Romania in 2007 and 2008 we used the new German...

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  • map.

    The map shows my route by train through romania. Entering from Hungary top left, and leaving bottom right into Bulgaria. Staying in Arad, Brasov, Bucharest and Constanta. I traveled by bus Constanta { Rom.} to Varna {Bul.}

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Brasov Off The Beaten Path

  • Bran Castle- difficult transportation

    I tried to get to Bran from Brasov, and suddenly found out that it's a lot harder than one might think if going without a car. We tried to get information from the tourist information in Bran, and they didn't even know how to get there- and actually told us to take a train (even I knew that was not possible- at least at that time). Turns out the...

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  • Poiana Brasov

    Poiana Brasov is the closest and most famous ski resort in the region of Brasov and the best thing is that it is situated only 10 km far from the city. It's a typical ski resort with many hotels and few ski slopes and of course beautiful nature. We came across to a strange Romanian restaurant"Sura Dacilor" in the center of the resort with wonderful...

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  • Rasnov Fortress

    Every tourist that has visited Brasov doesn't miss to visit the famous Dracula's Castle. When you're on your way to Bran, you can stop for an hour in the small town of Rasnov.Just follow the signs and easily you'll reach a big parking where you could buy tickets for the wagon tractor that will take you to the top of the hill. Of course you can go...

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Brasov Sports & Outdoors

  • Ice skating

    Complex Sportiv Olimpia is located just next to Weaver's Bastion. There are 2 stadiums there - one is for futball probably and some other olimpiatic sports and the other one are tennis courts in the summer and ice skating in winter time. People looked so happy rinking there

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  • Poiana Resort

    Just 12km away from Brasov city you’ll find Romania's most famous skiing resort, Poiana Resort. It’s said that here the snow layer lasts for 120 days a year. There are great hotels and restaurants, modern winter sports facilities and numerous ski slopes.

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  • Skiing

    BRASOV is surrounded like a halo by the Carpathians, being in the middle of the country at the crossroads of the Eastern Carpathians and the Southern Carpathians. Thus, it is a special place for its beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, the fresh air, the cool summers and many other things waiting to be discovered.

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Brasov Favorites

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  • Of course... spend some time in the city...

    Perhaps this is the best place in Brasov and for sure this is making so different this city in the Romanian environment...We have choosen to buy an apartment in this city because it is so different comparing with the other romanian cities. Everything, from people and their behaviours to the architecture and environment... is making from Brasov a...

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  • Solomon's Rocks

    If you want to go out in the forest and you don't have enough time for it... this is a place you can go. You will pass through the old City and it will be a good idea to look around for the old houses and the specific architecture. What I miss the most? Everything.

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  • Eastern European Cars

    Brasov is famous for manufacturing planes, tractors and trucks, not automobiles, but there are plenty of old classics around the streets. Mostly they are old Dacias, especially the Dacia 1300. These are basically copies of the old Renault 12. But I did spot a few like this, which I didn't recognise at first. They are Dacia 1100, based on an even...

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Tampa hill
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The First Romanian School, Built in 1495
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The Black Church
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Turnul Lemnarului- The carpenter's tower
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Romanian Orthodox Cathedral
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St. Bartholomeus Church
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First Romanian language school
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Old Town Hall
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Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church
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Cerbul Carpatin
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Muresenilor house
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The Hunter's Tower
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Behind the city walls
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Republicii street
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Strada Sforii or Rope Street
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Schei and Catherine gates
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Catedrala Ortodoxa Sfanta Adormire a Maicii Domnul
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The Black Church
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Piata Sfatului or The Council Square
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The Brașov Citadel Fortress
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Poarta Şchei-Şchei Gate
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Turnul Alb-White Tower
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Walking in Piața Sfatului
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Mado
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Bella Muzica Restaurant
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Biserica Neagră ("The Black Church")
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Turnul Vânătorilor-the Hunter's Tower
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Tâmpa,mountain path.
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Piata Sfatului
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