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Admire the architecture of Brasov, Romania

 
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asterix's pictureby asterix review
added on 24th of July, 2009
Brasov is a really beautiful city, with a lot of ancient buildings including the famous Black Church and the city's castle. The inner city is also beautiful wearing the signs of Transilvanian Saxon architecture. There are a lot of old houses very well preserved, it's a little bit like people don't even want to restore them, they don't wnt to loose the houses' autenticity.
Don't miss out the go up to the Brasovian hill called Timpa and take a look over the city, it is amazing. Bring a good camera and take wonderful pictures all over the city.
 

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Bran CastleIn the Middle Ages, Brasov was a flourishing medieval town, having all the privileges of a city-state. The Saxon traders and craftsmen who colonized Brasov had managed to establish commercial relationships with Vienna, Budapest and Istanbul. The craftsmen guilds were basically leading the city: they were the ones in charge with the city’s development, constructions, and politics. It is no wonder Brasov had its first school in 1388, first hospital in 1413 and the majestic gothic cathedral called “Biserica Neagra”, the largest building of its kind in Eastern Europe, finished by 1477. But Brasov history during those times was... Read more »

 
 
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Brasov, one of Romania's greatest cities - Aug 3, 2007, by szbogi
After seeing the castles we went back to visit Brasov one of the biggest cities in Romania. After finding a place to park our car (without paying a fee:)) we went to see the city center and the famous Black Church. I've already been there... Read more »

Visiting Brasov - Jul 24, 2009, by asterix
Hi dear friends, I just want to share with you my experience at Brasov, what I decide to visit with the gang from Covasna. Brasov is one of the most beautiful cities in Romania. I just about 1 hour of traveling from Covasna with the bus,... Read more »

Wandering in Brasov - Jun 25, 2009, by danpop
First of all I think it’s worth mentioning that in 2008 Brasov helped me to honor one third of one of my promises. I said to myself that in 2008 I will visit Brasov, Sibiu and Budapest. Unfortunately only Brasov objective was achieved... Read more »

 
 

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