Brasov is racked by a history of vampires and eerie folklore, but stroll down its spacious boulevards and through its cafe-lined squares and you will soon discover a city that has a whole more to offer.
Surrounded by the peaks of the Carpathian Mountains and resplendent with gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture, as well as a wealth of historical attractions, one can easily feel that Brasov has a distinct medieval ambiance.
Brasov is home to one of the narrowest streets in Europe, The Rope Street, and of the Black Church, the largest gothic church between Vienna and Istanbul, boasts the largest church bell in Romania ( 7t) and has one of the largest organs in Eastern Europe.
The mix of history, architecture, friendly population, delicious food and the beautiful nature, will make of Brasov one of your favorite cities.
We can also give a run to….
Rasnov Fortress– built by Teutonic Knights as protection against invasions, was larter enlarged by the local Saxon population.
The fortress was obliged to surrender only once, in the year 16212 when invaders managed to find the secret route that supplied the people inside the fortress with water.
Prejmer Fortified Church– the largest fortified church in the southeastern Europe, was built by the Teutonic Knights. In 500 years of history it was just once captured.
The church’s most famed war device was the “death machine,” made of several weapons that could shoot simultaneously, causing the enemy severe losses.
Bran Castle– commonly known as Dracula’s Castle, is probably the most famous medieval castle in Romania. Perched atop a steep cliff, the castle guards the most important medieval trading route that connects the historic regions of Wallachia and Transylvania.
Peles Castle– Considered by many one of the most stunning castles in Europe, Peles Castle is a masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture and is the former home for the Romanian monarchy. Is the first European castle entirely lit by electrical current, produces by castle’s own plant.
Pelisor Castle– it was also design to function as a royal residence and reflects the astonishing personal style of Queen Maria, the second queen of Romania.
Sighisoara– a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this medieval city stands as one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval towns in Europe. Its origins go back to the Roman times.
A walk through the town’s hilly streets with their original medieval architecture, magical mix of winding cobbled alleys, steep stairways, secluded squares, colorful buildings, towers, turrets and enchantingly preserved citadel, is like stepping back in time.
It is also the birthplace of Vlad Dracul, nicknamed Vlad the Impaler, ruler of Walachia.
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Transport in minibus
Tourist guide in English, Spanish, Norwegian(on request)
2 nights accommodation in ***,****hotels, guest houses in double room
Breakfast and dinner
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Entrances and photo taxes
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