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BrasovRomania

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

Colourfull city in the heart of Romania

Brasov Old Town

4.5/5Wonderful!(81 area reviews)

Unique features of Brasov Old Town include the historic sites and mountain views. Make a stop by Black Church or Piata Sfatului while you're exploring the area.

Brasov Old Town
Centrul Vechi, Brasov, Centru, Romania

Centrul Vechi

If you're spending some time in Centrul Vechi, Black Church and Piata Sfatului are top sights worth seeing.

Centrul Vechi
Nicolae Titulescu Park is a beautiful place to go for a run, stroll or watch the old men play Okey. Just outside the centre of Bra?ov.

Tractorul

5/5Exceptional!(2 area reviews)

While Tractorul might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Paradisul Acvatic and Black Church.

Tractorul

Top Hotels in Brasov

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Belvedere Hotel Brasov
Belvedere Hotel Brasov
4 out of 5
Str. Stejerisului 11, Km 2, Drumul Poienii, Brasov
The price is $86 per night from Sep 24 to Sep 25

Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Black Church and Council House. Piata Sfatului and First Romanian School Museum are also ...

4/5Very Good! (33 reviews)

"Nice view, nice location, excellent event facilities. We had significant trouble checking out as we were charged twice. Once by ebookers and once directly. They claimed over and over again that ebookers does not pay them directly and it is our problem if we paid ebookers. We called ebookers they ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

Belvedere Hotel Brasov
Residence Ambient
Residence Ambient
3 out of 5
3 Castanilor Str., Brasov
The price is $35 per night from Sep 24 to Sep 25

This family-friendly Brasov hotel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Piata Sfatului, Council House, and Black Church. Mount Tampa and ...

3.9/5Good! (108 reviews)
Cozy and central

"Friendly staff and very helpful. Large rooms with all the creature features. Near shops and restaurants. Beds were comfortable and plenty of hot water. Nice breakfast at sister hotel nearby All and all a pleasant experience"…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2017

Residence Ambient
Villa Chambers'n Charm
Villa Chambers'n Charm
5 out of 5
27 Stejerisului str., Brasov
The price is $56 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 21

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! (102 reviews)

"Amazing rooms with amazing view! Most of the staff was so accomidating! Cant wait to go back! We were a gay couple and we were treated very nicely!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Villa Chambers'n Charm

Popular places to visit in Brasov

Black Church
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Black Church

4.5/5(30 reviews)

Learn about the local history of Brasov when you spend time at Black Church. Discover the churches in this walkable area, or seek out its ski slopes.

Piata Sfatului
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Piata Sfatului

4.5/5(4 reviews)

You can learn about the history of Brasov with a stop at Piata Sfatului. Discover the mountain views and churches in this walkable area.

Rupea
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Rupea

5/5(1 review)

You can learn about the history of Brasov with a stop at Rupea. Discover the mountain views and churches in this walkable area.

Rope Street
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Rope Street

4.5/5(10 reviews)

Enjoy an outing to Rope Street during your stay in Brasov. Discover the mountain views in this walkable area, or seek out the ski slopes.

Telecabina
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Telecabina

5/5(1 review)

Hit the slopes in Brasov with a visit to Telecabina. Discover the mountain views and churches in this walkable area.

Council House
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Council House

5/5(5 reviews)

Learn about the local history of Brasov when you take a trip to Council House. Discover the mountain views in this walkable area, or seek out the ski slopes.

Top things to do in Brasov

From Brasov: Bear watching tour in the Land of Volcanoes
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From Brasov: Bear watching tour in the Land of Volcanoes

$146
Per adult
Private day trip to Sighisoara & Viscri village from Brasov
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Private day trip to Sighisoara & Viscri village from Brasov

$295
Per adult
Private Day Trip to Peles Castle Dracula's Castle and Brasov
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Private Day Trip to Peles Castle Dracula's Castle and Brasov

$250
Per adult
Brasov Walking Beer Tour
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Brasov Walking Beer Tour

$62
Per adult
One day tour Dracula Castle Rasnov Fortress from Brasov
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One day tour Dracula Castle Rasnov Fortress from Brasov

$57
Per adult
Airport Transfer Bucharest -Brasov and Brasov - Bucharest
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Airport Transfer Bucharest -Brasov and Brasov - Bucharest

$229
Per adult

Reviews of Brasov

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 66.27906976744185%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 29.069767441860463%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 4.651162790697675%
2 - Disappointing
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5/5 - Excellent

Martin

Feb 18, 2020

Go to Bran and Peleş as well

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 2, 2020

Friendly people and the cable car up the mountain to their “Hollywood “ sign was lots of fun

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 29, 2019

A relaxing city to visit, full of historical attractions, art, diverse food, kind and calm and warm, welcoming people. The atmosphere is pleasant and perfect for leisure. The old town is vibrant, yet peaceful (no unneccessary noise).

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 29, 2019

Cheap cab ride to city center so don't have to drive and look for parking

4/5 - Good

Traveler_Matt

Sep 28, 2019

Ignore the view off the train, it’s ROUGH!! Once you get into old town authentic and beautiful!!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 5, 2019

Brasov is the city where you are a tourist and as a resident of it :) Receiving, surprising, extraordinary. You have the mountain directly in the city and many opportunities for hiking and mountain sports.