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Visiting Brasov, Romania

 
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added on 24th of July, 2009

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, actually it’s called Maxi-Taxi.

We arrived at Brasov, and we was really lucky because one of us is living in this city, so he guide us through the city, and show us the best places of the city.

First we visited the Black Church. You should know one thing about Brasov. A lot of the building has in the name the Black, because in 21 April 1689 was a great conflagration in the city, most of the building was harmed by the flames, so this is why a lot of building have the Black color in his name, referring to this great disaster.

The Black Church actually was renovated but some part of it was leaved burned as a spectacle for visitors, you can see grime on the walls. You can’t take pictures interior; it is really kept in secret. In the church you will find the biggest collection of carpet in Europe. It is just amazing.

After this amazing church, we visited the castle of Brasov, just situated almost in the center of the city. It is in really good estate, like a museum however it is free to enter and walk around.

You can’t miss out to take a look above the city from the medieval towers, it is really great.

End the end of the day we arrived at the hill called Timpa near the city with cable-car. The vision from that place it is just amazing, you can see the entire city. And we find a really funny thing here. At the top of the hill you can find giant letters like in Hollywood just showing BRASOV.

After this great but fatiguing we just arrived back to Covasna and after a short briefing we gone to sleep like a baby.

 

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Vacation in Covasna - overview

1. Jun 15, 2008 One week trip in Covasna (Covasna)  (* 23)
2. Jun 16, 2008 Visiting the Castle of the Fairies in Covasna (Covasna)  (* 16)
3. Jun 22, 2008 Visiting Saint Ana Lake (Tusnad)  (* 11)
4. Jun 23, 2008 Visiting Brasov (Brasov)  (* 58)

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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 »

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 »

Admire the architecture of Brasov - Jul 24, 2009, by asterix
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... Read more »

 
 

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