Brasov is a city located in central Romania. Brasov is about two and a half hours away from Bucharest by train, making it relatively accessible. It is a very beautiful town that retains the streets of the Middle Ages, and many buildings remain because of its long history. Brasov is a recommended place for sightseeing because it is very easy to move around with excellent public transportation.
- Sightseeing Spot 1 : Piața Sfatului
- Sightseeing Spot 2 : Tampa Mountain
- Sightseeing Spot 3 : Bran Castle
- Sightseeing Spot 4 : Adventure Park Brasov
- Sightseeing Spot 5 : Black Church
- Sightseeing Spot 6 : Poiana Brasov
- Sightseeing Spot 7 : Rasnov Fortress
Brasov is located in central Romania.
Brasov is said to have been inhabited by Bulgarians since BC. In the Middle Ages, the Ottoman Empire advanced and invaded, but in modern times it is occupied by Russia. In the 1950s the city was called Stalin City. The Romanian Revolution of 1989 caused many deaths.
Brasov is hottest around July. The cold season can be negative in January. The average temperature ranges from -9°C to 23°C.
The official language is Romanian. Other languages such as French, Hungarian and German are also used.
Brasov is relatively safe. However, there are pickpockets targeting tourists, so be careful. Be especially careful around train stations, as they are easy to target.
Brasov is experiencing economic growth thanks to the expansion of foreign companies such as Germany. Heavy industry is very strong, and vehicle manufacturers are based here.
Romanians are over 90% in Romania. Other minorities include Magyars, Roma, Turks and Tatars.
More than 80% of Romania is Orthodox. Others are Protestants and Catholics.
Romanian leu is used.
Sightseeing Spot 1 : Piața Sfatului
A square in the center of Brasov, Romania. It is a plaza visited by domestic and foreign merchants, and it is a place where many citizens are relaxing with beautiful stone pavements.
Sightseeing Spot 2 : Tampa Mountain
You can overlook the city from Mount Tampa, which is located south of the center of Brasov. It takes about an hour to walk from the foot of the mountain to the observatory. There are restaurants and benches on the observatory, so you can enjoy the scenery while taking a break.
Sightseeing Spot 3 : Bran Castle
This castle is called Dracula’s Castle. It is also a historic castle that is said to have been built in 1377 and is located almost in the center of Romania. It is now open to the public as a museum.
Sightseeing Spot 4 : Adventure Park Brasov
The adventure park has a lake nearby and is a green park. Various outdoor attractions are installed, and routes are prepared for different difficulty levels.
Sightseeing Spot 5 : Black Church
The church is located slightly south of the center of Brasov. Built in the 14th century, it is said to be the largest Gothic church in Sylvania. Inside is a pipe organ with four keyboards.
Sightseeing Spot 6 : Poiana Brasov
This ski resort is located deep in the Carpathian Mountains. With a total length of about 24.5km, it is a vast ski resort with a variety of courses, each of which has lifts.
Sightseeing Spot 7 : Rasnov Fortress
Rasnov Fortress is a fortress located southwest of the city center of Brusov. Built by the Teutonic Knights, this fortress was used between the 14th and 17th centuries.
Brasov offers a wide range of accommodation options. Bucharest International Airport is the closest. You can book flights and accommodation from the link below. Other languages are also supported.