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Review of Prima Scoala Romaneasca

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Brasov Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour
Ranked #13 of 86 things to do in Brasov
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Brasov, Romania
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“A must see! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

An absolute treasure, full of old and intersting educational artifacts.There is no entrance fee although donations are warmly accepted. You can have an optional guided tour by the most charming old gentleman who is both knowledgeable and passionate about the museum and will accommodate your spoken language which is a bonus! The school is located next to a church which is great to have a peep inside!

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“No info in English”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

The place is great, with original furniture, but there are no signs in English. It was a disappointment, since the place is recommended in all guidebooks.

Visited December 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Astounding collection of incunabili in old church school.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

This is truly a gem in Brasov old town! The schoolbuilding - itself nicely restored- sits on the grounds of the St, Nicolas church and is maintained and well cared for by its priests. There is a wonderful old school room with its customary gadgets, but upstairs is a truly astounding collection of ancient, some very ancient books and not just bibles. There is an old printing press, which is demonstrated upon request, and the priests will sell you their books describing the collection in detail with illustrations (unfortunately only in Roumenian). This is a treasure of immense cultural value which UNESCO should take into protection - thefts have taken place already. The priest we talked to said he has a house with twelve rooms full of such ancient books, which were given to him in protection against the communist regime. He needs a team of assistants who read old chruch slavonic and cyrliic!!!!

Visited November 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

I was interested in the first Romanian school bc I am a teacher by profession. Upon viewing the tiny room with the original furniture, desks and materials for learning, it was really interesting to know that the building itself, the church and the contents found in the attic of the church hold so much about Romanian history that Communist sentiments want to remain hidden. According to my guide, the church housed thousands of important books and documents that dated all the way from 1100 ( medieval times ) and was hidden away throughout time from the destructive path of Communism. The books and materials are now housed in the museum ( the first Romanian School building on the 2nd floor ). There are books on macrobiology...the first bible ever printed in English....books printed in the 1400s...a page from the first SCHOOL textbook ever ( 12th century ). It was just so fascinating. As to why they are not housed in the National Museum or bigger museums in Bucharest.....it's due to the fact that the Communist spirit of the modern govt does not want to really focus on the rich, historical past of Romania ( the intelligentsia - their literature and materials ).

A rare, hidden treat! The type of museum or school building that remain " hidden " but should not be due to the breadth of archaeological literature material housed in it!

Visited October 2013
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Brasov, Romania
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“Back to school in the medieval times”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

It`s always nice to get back in the school bench, right? But how do you feel when the bench is part of the first classroom in Romania? Well, you just have to try it!

Visited April 2013
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