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  • Tiberiu_Baranyi
    Timisoara, Romania8,545 contributions
    The historical center of the city of Brasov is spread on a big surface offering a nice area for strolling , enjoying architectural, historical or religious landmarks.
    With a very good offer in terms of restaurants and pubs - so definitely the place to be when you are in Brasov.
    It's heart the Council square - Piata Sfatului - with the surrounding area offering busy streets and more quiet areas for a nice walk or just some benches in the shade where you can sit for a few minutes enjoying the nice "vibrations" the city is projecting.
    A great place that I recommend you check out when you are in the area of Brasov.
    I will not give you too many details - you shall find plenty of reviews about the landmarks of the area ... so put on your best walking shoes and get walking , where ? ... well yeah , in the Historical Center of Brasov (Kronstadt - to use the name by which the city was known for centuries).
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • G2Kpauly
    Melbourne, Australia1,553 contributions
    I walked up this mountain while staying in Brasov. It was beautiful and not too difficult. I took one of the paths next to the cable car entry. There are a few viewpoints which are amazing views of the city so it is well worth it. If lazy you can take the cable car or do what I did and take it going down only for 15 lei.
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • Metehan
    Brasov, Romania10 contributions
    One of the most beautiful places in Brasov, a place full of history and culture. Although we were in transit to Iași, it was practically irresistible the idea of not visiting this wonderful place, full of tourists from all over the country and not only.One thing I must point out, namely that if you are with your own car is a bit difficult with parking in the central area.Instead you have signs that warn you of the possibility of parking in the area.E.g. that of the hospital or look on the adjacent streets downstream of the square Parking is paid except on Sundays. I full of terraces and restaurants , places where you can enjoy a beer or an ice cream. A lively town... worth a visit
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Metehan
    Brasov, Romania10 contributions
    The Black Church, a place of worship and tourist attraction known to tourists from all over Europe and beyond. But why the name Black Church? On 21 April 1689, Brasov was almost completely engulfed by a great fire. In addition to damaging the town, the fire also damaged the church, destroying the roof and the furniture inside. The remaining ruin, blackened by smoke, was called the Black Church by the locals. It is an imposing building with beautiful architecture. It is a beautiful monument, which must be visited when you pass through Brasov. It is a well maintained monument, tidy and quiet.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Tiberiu_Baranyi
    Timisoara, Romania8,545 contributions
    The 1st Romanian school - a very interesting museum in Brasov ... where you will learn about the beginnings of teaching in Romanian, about the 1st books printed in the Romanian language , about the work of "Deacon" Coresi , about the birth of the current Romanian anthem ... a great place overall and a true cultural treasure.
    This place is the house of very old books and relevant memorabilia about Romania and the Romanian language itself.
    The custodian and guide Mr. Ioan is a great story teller and his speech is very entertaining and interactive, he is definitely making a difference when you pay a visit to this place.
    You will also understand the reference and meaning of the "First Romanian School" and how this figure of speech is linked to this particular place you are visiting and how that is linked to the city of Brasov. I will not kill pleasure of finding out by yourself.
    The entry ticket is well worth it - 20 Ron - about 4 Euro is nothing compared to the experience you receive in return.
    Overall one of the best presentation I've seen from any tour guide so I recommend you pay this place a visit.
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • Thomas G
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands964 contributions
    The cable car was ok, I prefer walking up a hill, but because of the ice on the mountain I did it. If you are short in time it is also nice, because it is fast. You can buy tickets on both ends of the cable car.
    Written 4 June 2022
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  • Kim R
    30 contributions
    International shopping center. Fresco, clean, modern shopping center with all wellknown international and local brands. Good parking possibilities and really good food court with large variety of international and local food. Worth of visit if you feel like shopping!
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • Tiberiu_Baranyi
    Timisoara, Romania8,545 contributions
    For centuries Katherine's gate was the only connection towards the Schei neighborhood of Brasov until 1827 when the Schei gate was built in its vicinity to handle the traffic in and out of the city - because Katherine's gate became too small for the task.
    Nowadays is a historical monument, the gates exterior tower is what can be seen and remained from the complex system that the gate once was - the murder holes and firing can be still seen today. And it is one of the most well preserved pieces of fortifications in Brasov.
    So when you stroll through Brasov and you are in the area of the Schei gate , you can stop by Katherine's gate to take a few pictures - also in the vicinity is a small park and there you can find some very nice wooden sculptures.
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • meinirann
    Carmarthen, UK2,935 contributions
    If you’re in Brasov, it’s certainly worth a visit, just to say you’ve been there. It’s nothing spectacular, and could do with some tidying up as it’s been spoiled by graffiti, but it’s worth going and walking through to the other side if you’re there, just to say that you’ve done it. It’s easy to find and is in a pretty central location.
    Written 12 June 2022
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  • tomasito5
    Ashdod, Israel32 contributions
    very nice zoo, the kids loved it and were amazed with the animals, we come on the morning and it was empty,perfact for the kids to see everything
    Written 4 May 2019
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  • Brenna E
    Red Deer, Canada18 contributions
    This is a beautiful synagogue in the middle of the old town. There is a WWII memorial in the courtyard that pays homage to the Romanian Jews that lost their lives.
    Written 12 March 2020
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  • Thomas G
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands964 contributions
    It is a pretty easy walk up to the tower from the city center. There are steps to the building. The tower itself was closed, but there is a very nice view over the city of Brasov. It is absolutely worth a visit, even though it was closed when I was there. It will take about 20 minutes with walking up and down and enjoying the view. It is a good combination with the black tower.
    Written 16 April 2022
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  • Tiberiu_Baranyi
    Timisoara, Romania8,545 contributions
    Built in 1495 - the first orthodox stone church in Brasov - actually outside of the city walls of the Saxon city - built on the spot where for 100 years stood a small wooden church - now after half a millennia the church is still there.
    Build in baroque , with a clear Saxon inspiration, making it unique from this perspective and very different from any other orthodox churches - except for those that were built as catholic churches and were converted to orthodox places of worship.
    So , in Unirii square , Schei neighborhood of Brasov , near the first school you shall find this church... taking pictures or filming inside is forbidden - once again I don't really get this ... Catholic and any other kind of churches are free to be photographed a great deal of Orthodox churches don't allow that ... nevermind, you can enjoy a visit taking pictures of the outside.
    It is interesting, it has great historical significance , it is built in unique , style - so when in the area spend a few minutes and visit this church also (not as spectacular and interesting as the Black Church - but very enjoyable nonetheless).
    Entrance is free of charge - but donation are always welcome.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • William P
    Glendale, AZ1,329 contributions
    This was a surprise. We had heard lots of things about the Black Church, but nothing about this one. The Black Church left us kind of blah. This church is a hidden gem. It is the prettiest of the Orthodox churches I've seen on this trip, with lots of icons, paintings, etc. Do visit!
    Written 23 April 2022
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  • gk1a2b
    Bath62 contributions
    Fab water park, but insanely crowded. We are regulars to Brasov, and have visited this place loads of times before, but never in summer when the outside pools and slides are open (there are also inside slides and an inside Olympic pool). Our children are both confident swimmers, so we were happy to let them go off and enjoy themselves and made sure an adult was always at the meeting spot, but man it was busy. It would take us 15-20 minutes to find them and the place was just heaving with people. It’s not somewhere I’d go with young children as I’d be worried about either loosing them or them drowning, but a great day out for older kids or teens. In winter it’s less busy and still a lot of fun.
    Written 21 July 2022
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