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Agrement of Romania Tourism Ministery n 5206 / 11.12.2001



"The Gold Stag's" town : BRASOV


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Brasov, a medieval town, is located at the center of Romania, 168 kms from Bucharest on the E 60 road, which crosses the Carpathians. Sanpetru is the local national airport.

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The city of Brasov is located to the north of Sinaia, built on the green hills of Transylvania. Since 1234, it has been well known as an urban-like, medieval habitat, placed at the crossroads of the old commercial roadways, connecting the Danube to Carpates. Since the 15th Century, Brasov has been one of the most important economic, cultural and political centres, not only for the Romanian Principates of Transylvania, Valachia and Moldavia - but for all of south eastern Europe.


Brasov is dominated by two important buildings, the Turnul Trompetilor and the Piata Sfatului. The Turnul Trompetilor (Tower of the Trumpets) was the place where an alarm was sounded when danger menaced the city. The Piata Sfatului (House of the Council), which is currently housing the History Museum of Brasov, was the decision-making centre of the important businesses of the city, where outstanding notables of the time were welcomed. Piata Sfatului is also the place where the International Music Festival, called "The Gold Stag", takes place each year.


Scheii Brasovului - one of the oldest districts of the city. Documents of 1495 attest to the fact that the first Romanian school was established here. Now, the building has been transformed into a museum.

The Black Church-built between 1383 and 1477. It was almost entirely destroyed during the first Turkish invasion in 1421. The name, Black Church, was adopted in 1689 following a sweeping fire that destroyed the town and blackened the church walls. Eighty-nine meters long, it is the largest religious edifice between Vien and Istambul. Here, you'll have the opportunity to see a combination of architectural styles-largely Gothic, but with Baroque paintings on the walls, dating from the end of 17th Century and the beginning of the 18th Century. Popular folkloric motifs adorn all these architectural jewels and unify them into a unique panorama.

Here, one sees Anatolie's carpets from the 17th and 18th Centuries, which represent one of the richest collections in Europe, originating from Broussa and Ushak in Minor Asia. This imposing edifice, built between 1836 and 1839, also houses a magnificent organ consisting of 4000 pipes.


Animation in the street .

Saint Nicholas Church sums up, in perfect harmony, the Byzantine, Baroque and Gothic styles. It was completed in 1549.

Other magnificent sights to be seen:

The Wavers Bastion (Bastionul Tesatorilor). Built in two distinct periods of time: from 1421 to 1436 and 1570 to 1573, it is the most well-preserved of the seven bastions that the city had in the 16th Century. During the summertime, the Bastion's yard becomes an outdoor concert theatre for symphonic music.

The Bastion of the Rope-men (Bastionul Frânghierilor)
Here is the departure-point for the ropeway leading to Tâmpa. It is open between 9:00 AM. until 7:00 PM. For those who prefer walking and climbing, there are also pathways and special stairs to reach Tâmpa.

The Carpathian Stag (Cerbul carpatin)---featured in the Ancient Hirscher House in the Municipal Council Square. It is an architectural monument crafted in the Renaissance style, dating from 1544-1545. Here you'll find the "temple" of the most well-known wines coming from Murfatlar, Cotnari, Husi, Târnave, Recas, Minis .

In the surrounding region:

The Tâmpa Mountain (865 meters high) to the south of the town. Access is by ropeway or by foot. It gives you a spectacular view of the town.

Poiana Brasov, a tourist spa 13 km away, is well known for its winter sports.

Râsnov - with its country fortress built between the 14th and 17th centuries on a mountain peak, guards the surroundings. It has its own captivating legends that you will discover!

Halchiu-located 12Km on DN 13, a national roadway and 3 Km on a village path-has two churches dating to the 18th Century.

Feldioara-19 km on DN 13, features a medieval fortress built between 1211 and 1225.

Sânpetru-a country fortress dating from the14th and 15th centuries.

Harman - an important country fortress from the 14th and 15th centuries, built around a Roman church.

Dorin and Maria Paraschiv Guest House, Starchiojd village, Grui street, Prahova county, Romania

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