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  • 1 Council Square Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piata Sfatului RO - Brasov

    Always lively on account of its café terraces and restaurants, Brasov's main square is named after the old town hall which is its centrepiece. Of harmonious proportions, it was the scene in the Middle Ages of great fairs. It retains traces of its ric..

  • 2 Black Church Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Str. Gheorghe Baritiu RO - Brasov

    Called the "black church" on account of the fire that ravaged Brasov in 1689 and blackened its walls, this basilica (1472) is one of the greatest Gothic churches in eastern Europe. Inside, the pews bearing guilds' coats of arms and sumptuou..

  • 3 Council Hall Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piata Sfatului RO - Brasov

    In bygone days, the alarm was raised from the building's bell tower when the city was under threat. Seat of the guilds and later the town hall, the council hall today houses the regional history museum. In this fine 14C building blending Venetian Got..

  • 4 Art and Ethnographic Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    B-dul Eroilor nr. 3 RO - Brasov

    The full spectrum of Romanian art under one roof. Several rooms are naturally dedicated to Nicolae Grigorescu, the father of Romanian painting, and his followers ( Ion Andreescu, Stefan Luchian). The modern period and abstract art are also represente..

  • 5 Weavers' Bastion Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Str. Castelului nr. 9 RO - Brasov

    In the 16C, maintainance of the fortifications was the responsibility of Brasov's guilds. They erected bastions which were designed to repel attackers and act as storage for provisions. Built by the weavers' guild in 1430, this example has a model of..

  • 6 Strada Sforii (Rope Street) Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Strada Sforii RO - Brasov

    This tiny passageway was made in the 18C as an access for firemen and, at a little over a metre wide, is said to be the narrowest street in Europe.

  • 7 Synagogue

    Religious buildings

    Rue de la Porte de Schei RO - Brasov

    This fine neo-Moorish building was constructed between 1898 and 1901 by Hungarian architect Lipót Baumhorn (1860-1932), who was active in his home country, but also in Serbia and Romania. The size is indicative of the importance of Brasov's Jewish co..

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