Brasov Sights and Landmarks Guide, Romania
Brasov, Sights - Museums and Memorial Houses
The only memorial house in Brasov is dedicated to Stefan Baciu, a Romanian poet, art critic, translator, diplomat and university teacher who lived and worked in different places like Bolivia, Brazil and Hawaii. His work has been highly appreciated abroad and received numerous distinctions from Romanian, Hawaiian and Brazilian officials. The memorial house houses about 10.000 exhibits among which decorative and plastic art, pictures and an impressive library comprising manuscripts and documents written in seven languages.
As a result of its rich and long history Brasov can be proud to house several captivating Brasov sights like the “Weavers Tower” Museum, “Muresenilor House” Museum, The Museum of the First Romanian School and The Transylvanian Sport Museum.
Like most important Romanian cities one can also visit here the local Art, History and Ethnography Museum offering permanent art exhibitions, artifacts found in nearby archeological sites and more. The “Weavers Tower” Museum offers tourists weapon collections, coat of mails and documents, all dating from the Middle Ages.
The “Casa Muresenilor” Museum was set up in 1968 as a result of a donation made by the descendents of the Muresianu family. The museum offers inestimable furniture, sculpture and documents collection, the archive of this family being the one of the richest and most important in the country. The Museum of the First Romanian School is housed by a gorgeous and very well preserved eighteen century building which housed the very first school from this old side of the city.
Brasov, Sights – Natural Attractions
Tourists visiting Brasov sights should not miss the local zoo, a tour with the cable car on Tampa, a ride with the double deck bus and more. Spending your vacation in Brasov can be fun and relaxing in the same time. There are countless parks here with different themes and locations; one of the most original is the Adventure Park, a place where one can enjoy different outdoor activities choosing one of the eight tracks with progressive difficulty degrees. The rest of the parks like the Roses Park, Tampa Park, Ina Schaeffler Park, usually have special areas for children with slides and different games, beautiful alleys shaded by trees and different sport courts.
Visitors can also enjoy a good swim in one of the four indoor and three outdoor public pools. Some of the indoor pools are part of larger spa complexes offering numerous additional services to their clients.
In winter people can spend a great time on one of the three outdoor skating rinks, very appreciated by both adults and children.
Brasov, Sights – Culture and Arts
Nowadays cultural life in Brasov is based on a strong tradition lasting for centuries where the German cultural spirit used to dominate. The city’s population formed then by Germans, Romanians, Hungarians and Jews created an intercultural atmosphere where different influences mingle and enrich the local cultural life. Brasov Philharmonics Society is one of the institutions of high cultural importance, its beginnings being related to the local German population. Its first name was Kronstadter Philharmonische Gesellschaft and its activity lasted until 1944 when it transforms into the State Philharmonics including many of the latter ones musicians.
The “George Baritiu” Library is also another much appreciated cultural site, welcoming readers from all the parts of the city in all of its five locations. Numerous cultural centers like the “Casa Baiulescu” Cultural Centre, “Reduta” Cultural Centre come with complementary activities offering locals free access to a French Library, British Library and organizing numerous cultural events and programs which promote the intercultural dialogue.
Artistic life is encouraged by the Popular Arts School, offering musical performance, canto, instruments, acting, visual arts and ballet classes to all young people interested. Special organizations of the artists and musicians like the Plastic Artists Organization Brasov number numerous members and also sustain and encourage all kinds of local and national artistic activities and events.
Brasov, Sights – Monasteries and Churches
The most important religious sight in Brasov is the Black Church, a gorgeous gothic monument representative for fourteen century Transylvania. The edifice houses original mural paintings from the fifteen century and a unique collection of oriental carpets. The church burned in 1689 and was completely covered in dark ash, the reason why it received the name of Black Church; its restoring lasted over eighty years.
Brasov, Sights – Theatres
Brasov, like many other large cities houses two theatre institutions, the “Sica Alexandrescu” Theatre and “Arlechino” Children’s Theatre. “Sica Alexandrescu” Theatre welcomes spectators in a modern building with two auditoriums, a large one with a capacity of 750 seats and a smaller one for only 60 spectators. “Arlechino” Children’s Theatre is very appreciated nationally and internationally for its professionalism, receiving numerous awards and accreditations throughout the years.
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- Visiting Brasov
review by asterix posted more then 30 days ago
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,...
- Wandering in Brasov
review by danpop posted more then 30 days ago
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. Next will follow shortly, well, at least I hope so. I...
- Brasov, one of Romania's greatest cities
review by szbogi posted more then 30 days ago
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 once so I knew the way and we didn't get lost:)...
Read our members' travel tips about Brasov
- Tampa Hill
travel tip by danpop posted more then 30 days ago
For a splendid panoramic view on Brasov, you can go up to the Tampa Hill which is 400 m above the city. TO get there you can walk (but there are often reports of bears there, so it's a bit dangerous) or you can use the cable car that...
- Black Tower
travel tip by danpop posted more then 30 days ago
For a view over the city, a good spot is the Black Tower (which in fact is not at all black), a 12 meters high tower. The view from the tower (which got the name from the fact that it was burn in the 16th century) over the city is...
- Black Church
travel tip by angel posted more then 30 days ago
My favorite sight in Brasov is The Black Church from the center of the city, and the 950m high mountain called 'Tampa' from where you can admire the entire city. Don't miss them out!