14 Sights in Brasov, Romania (with Map and Images)


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Welcome to your journey through the most beautiful sights in Brasov, Romania! Whether you want to discover the city's historical treasures or experience its modern highlights, you'll find everything your heart desires here. Be inspired by our selection and plan your unforgettable adventure in Brasov. Dive into the diversity of this fascinating city and discover everything it has to offer.

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1. Black Church

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The Black Church, stands in the city of Brașov in south-eastern Transylvania, Romania. It was built by the local Transylvanian Saxon (German) community of the city during medieval times and represents the main Gothic-style monument in the country, as well as being the largest and one of the most important houses of worship in the region which belong to the Lutheran, i.e., Evangelical Church of Augustan Confession in Romania.

Wikipedia: Biserica Neagră (EN)

2. Council House

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Council HousePudelek (Marcin Szala), edit by Lestath / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Council House in Brasov, the old town hall located in the Council Square in the historic center of the city, is the most important secular monument of Brasov. The building is nominated as a historical monument code LMI BV-II-m-A-11586, and in the National Archaeological Repertoire the monument appears with the code 40205.211.

Wikipedia: Casa Sfatului din Brașov (RO)

3. Ruinele capelei Sf. Leonard

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Tâmpa is a mountain, part of the Postăvarul Massif, located in the southern part of the Eastern Carpathians and almost entirely surrounded by the city of Brașov. Its elevation is 960 m, almost 400 m above the city.

Wikipedia: Tâmpa (Brașov) (EN)

4. The First Romanian School Museum

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The First Romanian School is located on the grounds of the 16th-century St. Nicholas Church, itself located in the historic district of Șcheii Brașovului, in what is now Brașov, Romania. This is the first school on the territory of present-day Romania where Romanian language was used in teaching.

Wikipedia: First Romanian School (EN)

5. Cetățuia de pe Strajă

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The Fortress on the Guard was an important defense fortification, but located outside the Fortress of Brasov, in order to prevent it from being attacked and especially bombed from the surrounding heights. The fortress is located north of the Fortress of Brasov, on the Straja Hill between Brasov and Blumăna and is declared a historical monument of national importance. The Fortress on the Guard should not be confused with the Fortress of Brasov, the set of fortifications that surrounded the current historic center of the city.

Wikipedia: Cetățuia de pe Strajă (RO)

6. Sinagoga Beth Israel

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The Beth Israel Synagogue in Brasov, stands at 29 Poarta Șchei Street in the center of Brasov, Romania, behind the street front, on a plot surrounded by houses. The synagogue still plays a ritual role. The building complex includes a community seat and a kosher restaurant. Beth Israel Synagogue is included in the list of National Historic monuments in Romania under the number BV-II-m-B-11515.

Wikipedia: Brașov Synagogue (EN)

7. Biserica reformată Belvárosi

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Biserica reformată Belvárosi

The church of the Reformed Church in downtown Brasov is located at Șaguna sor (Strada Andrei Șaguna) 3. The Calvinists originally had a monumental, eclectic-style 19th-century church in the city center, on Rezső boulevard, but this was destroyed by the communist power in 1963. A gymnasium was designated for the parish as a church on the outskirts of Bulgaria, which is still in use today.

Wikipedia: Brassó-belvárosi református templom (HU)

8. White Tower

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White Tower / DP

Built between 1460 and 1494, the White Tower still impresses with the massiveness and slim of its architectural lines. By summarizing its architecture in the data we can say: open semicircular plan; over 30 m level difference from the city walls; Height: 20 m to the city and 18 m towards the hill; The walls are based on 4 m, and the diameter of the tower measures 19 m. Throughout its walls, the tower presents meterese, pitch holes and balconies supported by stone carved consoles. Being 59 m away from the fortress wall, the tower communicates with it through a mobile bridge that connected the tower and the graft bastion. He had a view towards the bluma and, with his 5 floors, was the highest fortification point in Brasov. Inside the tower, the chimney was kept above a glass, which could also serve to heat the guardians and defenders - mitigating guilds and copper. In 1678, the guild of the Cositors redeemed the obligation to defend the tower, the number of craftsmen being low. On the occasion of the great fire of April 21, 1689, the fire carried by a strong wind also included the White Tower, which burned, being renovated only in 1723. Other restoration actions were performed in 1902, 1974, 2002 and 2005 - 2006. Today it has a museum point.

Wikipedia: Turnul Alb din Brașov (RO)

9. Catherine's Gate

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Catherine's Gate in Brașov, Romania, was built by the Tailors’ Guild, in 1559 for defensive purposes to replace an old gate destroyed by a flood in 1526. It is named after St. Catherine's Monastery that was situated here in former times. It is the only original city gate to have survived from medieval times. In fact the central tower is only a part of the original gate; documents talk about the existence of a wooden structure which was demolished in 1827. The original structure can be seen at the Weaver's Bastion where the large model of Brașov in 1600 is displayed.

Wikipedia: Catherine's Gate (EN)

10. Statuia Johannes Honterus

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Statuia Johannes HonterusPudelek (Marcin Szala) - photoHarro Magnussen (1861-1908) - statue / CC BY-SA 3.0

The statue of Johannes Honterus, located in the courtyard of the Black Church in Brașov, near the south façade, unveiled on August 21, 1898, is a work of the Berlin sculptor Haro Magnussen. On the pedestal of the monument there are two bronze bas-reliefs. It is inscribed in the list of historical monuments 2004 under the code BV-III-m-B-11857.

Wikipedia: Statuia lui Johannes Honterus (RO)

11. Poarta Schei

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Șchei Gate in the Șcheii Brașovului neighborhood of Brașov, Romania, is right next to Catherine's Gate. It was built in between 1827 and 1828 in order to let through heightened traffic. The much bigger Catherine's Gate was demolished at the same time (1827), with the exception of the tower of the exterior gate, which was used as storage.

Wikipedia: Șchei Gate (EN)

12. Czeides house

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The Czeides House is a monumental building of Brasov, known mainly for József Bem's campaign in Transylvania. It stands in the northeastern part of the Main Square, on the so-called Wheat Row, between the parsonage of the Orthodox church and the Walbaum House; It acquired its present appearance in 1827. In 1849 József Bem stayed here and read the Brasov Manifesto from his balcony. It is listed in the Romanian National Register of Monuments under serial number BV-II-m-A-11563.

Wikipedia: Czeides-ház (HU)

13. Seuler house

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Seuler house

The Seuler House stands in the northwestern part of Brasov, the so-called Lensor, next to the impressive Czell Palace. It is even called a columnar house. In the 18th century it was inhabited by the Seuler, then the Herbertsheim family, and from 1767 it was used by the Austrian military headquarters. The list of Romanian monuments includes the BV-II-M-B-11583.

Wikipedia: Seuler-ház (HU)

14. Friedrich Czell palace

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The Friedrich Czell Palace in Brasov was once one of the most prestigious buildings on the Main Square – and the entire historical centre – and still one of the most impressive today. It was built in 1903 by Friedrich Czell Jr., a member of the wealthy Czell family.

Wikipedia: Friedrich Czell-palota (HU)


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