Brasov

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Brasov featuring an administrative buidling, a fountain and heritage architecture

Centuries-old Gothic architecture, spectacular castles, medieval history and mountain peaks make this city in central Romania a fascinating vacation destination.

With medieval walls and watchtowers, centuries-old churches, a cobbled Old Town and a backdrop of mountains and forests, Brasov's beauty has a powerful impact. This ancient city was founded in the 13th century. Many of its old buildings are still standing in excellent condition. History and architecture aren't the only appeal; explore the picturesque countryside as well. Go skiing and hiking in the mountains, walk around the old city walls and visit nearby castles and fortresses.

Brasov's medieval, Gothic and Baroque heart is a fascinating place for a stroll. Tour the imposing Black Church, which claims to be the largest Gothic church in Transylvania. Inside the 13th-century Saint Bartholomew Church, study fragments of 800-year-old frescoes.

Explore Brasov's medieval defensive fortifications. See original bastions, the 15th-century Black Tower and White Tower. Catherine's Gate is the only gate to survive from the 1400s. Pick up additional historical insights at the Brasov History Museum. Stroll along Rope Street, one of Europe’s narrowest streets. At night, enjoy an entertaining performance at Opera Brasov or watch a show at the Sică Alexandrescu Theater, the city's main theater.

While Brasov is filled with attractions, it offers several must-see destinations within easy reach outside the city as well. Observe rescued European brown bears at Libearty Bear Sanctuary. In the nearby Postavarul Mountains is Poiana Brasov, one of the country's most popular ski resorts. During winter, ski the downhill and slalom runs. In summer, go hiking and horseback riding in the mountains. About 18 miles (29 kilometers) southwest of the city is the hilltop Bran Castle, thought to be the inspiration for Count Dracula's castle in Bram Stoker’s classic gothic novel.

Brasov does not have an airport, so fly into the international airports at Sibiu or Bucharest, 90 miles (145 kilometers) and 105 miles (170 kilometers) away respectively. Make the rest of the journey by bus, train or rental car and revel in a vacation that offers an exciting mix of history, architecture, culture and beautiful natural surroundings.

Where to stay in Brasov

Villa Chambers'n Charm
Villa Chambers'n Charm
5 out of 5
27 Stejerisului str., Brasov
The price is $78 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Situated in Brasov, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Black Church, Piata Sfatului, and Council House. First Romanian School Museum and Saint Nicholas ...
4.1/5Very Good! (106 reviews)
"Great property and staff. Breakfast had good selection. The Gold Room view to the back yard was very nice."

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2021

Villa Chambers'n Charm
Aro Palace Hotel
Aro Palace Hotel
5 out of 5
27 Eroilor Boulevard, Brasov
The price is $97 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
Located in Brasov Old Town, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piata Sfatului and Council House. Black Church and First Romanian School Museum are ...
4.2/5Excellent! (84 reviews)
"Excelent,clean,friendly People ,great location,beautifull city☃️☃️☃️☃️☃️☃️☃️☃️"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Aro Palace Hotel
Kronwell Brasov Hotel
Kronwell Brasov Hotel
4 out of 5
Garii Boulevard, No. 7, Brasov
The price is $141 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
Conveniently near skiing facilities, this hotel in Centrul Nou is within 3 mi (5 km) of Council House and Black Church and close to winter sports such as skiing ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (254 reviews)
"Absolutely nothing to complain about"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Kronwell Brasov Hotel
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Piata Sfatului Apartments
Piata Sfatului Apartments
3 out of 5
Piata Sfatului nr 29, Brasov
The price is $39 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Set amidst the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out apartment building in Brasov Old Town is within 1 mi (2 km) of Council House, Piata Sfatului, and Black Church. ...
2.7/5 (6 reviews)
Nice room but could do better.
"Booked for a family of 5 adults and 2 children. Bedding for only 6. Cutlery for only 3 persons. Towels for only 4 people. Cooking hob was poor. If you plan on letting to groups you need to have the right number of items to accommodate the users. Rooms very nice. Location was good. Parking is a nightmare ..."

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Piata Sfatului Apartments
MK Apartments Brasov
MK Apartments Brasov
3.5 out of 5
Zaharia Stancu, Brasov
The price is $103 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Located in Tractorul, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Afi Brasov, Silviu Ploiesteanu Stadium, and Paradisul Acvatic. Council House and Piata ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Amazing
"Great hosts , great apartment with amazing views"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

MK Apartments Brasov
Brasov Holiday Apartments
Brasov Holiday Apartments
3 out of 5
Strada Egretei Nr. 3, Brasov
The price is $70 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
Situated in the historical district, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Silviu Ploiesteanu Stadium, Paradisul Acvatic, and Piata Sfatului. Council ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Nice place to stay!
"It was really comfortable, good experience!"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

Brasov Holiday Apartments
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