"Brașov,beautiful,charming,hard to forget.." Brasov by liliana91

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Honestly,Brașov was amazing for me..I spent there only 2 days,with my boyfriend and another couple,our best friends.Probably,the good company make me feel very good,it is so nice to travel with friends,because no matter where I am,friends make everything feels better,but Brașov is such a beautiful town,that it doesn't count with who you are,it makes you forget what you saw before,makes you wanna see more of Brașov,every old house,every corner from this town..
For the record.. on first day has rained a lot,the second day had started to snow,and then again rain..so the weather was horrible,but we still did a mountain path and we walked a lot on the streets of Brașov..and we had and really good weekend.
So,here are some things about Brașov:
-Brașov is located in the central part of the country, about 166 km north of Bucharest. It is surrounded by the Southern Carpathians and is part of the Transylvania region.
-The city was first attested in 1235 AD under the name Corona, a Latin word meaning "crown", a name given by the German colonists. The current Romanian and Hungarian names are derived from the Turkic word barasu, meaning "white water" with a Slavic suffix -ov.
-The first attested mention of Brașov is Terra Saxonum de Barasu ("Saxon Land of Baras") in a 1252 document. The German name Kronstadt means "Crown City" and is reflected in the city's coat of arms as well as in its Medieval Latin name, Corona. The two names of the city ', Kronstadt and Corona, were used simultaneously in the Middle Ages.
-German colonists known as the Transylvanian Saxons played a decisive role in Brașov's development. These Germans were invited by King Géza II of Hungary to develop towns, build mines, and cultivate the land of Transylvania at different stages between 1141 and 1162. The settlers came primarily from the Rhineland, Flanders, and the Moselle region, with others from Thuringia, Bavaria, Wallonia, and even France.(in our days a lot of people speak German in Brașov,i heard German as often as i hear Romanian)
=> Biserica Neagră ("The Black Church"), a celebrated Gothic site - the building dates from 1477, when it replaced an older church (demolished around 1385). Its acquired the name after being blackened by smoke from the 1689 great fire.
=> Casa Sfatului ("The mayor's former office building"). The administration for Brașov was here for more than 500 years.
=> Biserica Sf. Nicolae (St. Nicholas Church), dating back to the 14th century.
The First Romanian School, a museum with the first Romanian printing press among many other firsts.
=> The Rope Street, the narrowest street in Romania.
=> Şchei, the historically Bulgarian but then Romanian neighborhood outside of the old walled city.
=>Catherine's Gate, the only original city gate to have survived from medieval times.
=>Şchei Gate, next to Catherine's Gate, built in 1827.
=> Tâmpa, a small mountain in the middle of the city (900m above sea level), a sightseeing spot near the old city center.
=> The "Brașov Citadel Fortress" - Cetăţuia Brașovului
I have seen these,and if you want you can take a look at reviews or travelogues.

A small part of Biserica Neagră ("The Black Church")

You will have the chance to see many churches in Brașov.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:mountains,beautiful buildings,good food,very kind local people-what could you ask more?
  • Cons:no cons,I liked so much this town that I will come back here to stay more some day,somewhere in future.
  • In a nutshell:mountains,beautiful buildings,good food,very kind local people
  • Last visit to Brasov: Oct 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    Happy new year!

  • Ewilly's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    great Fotography !

  • akkipaa's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    Ah, I was once going close, I was heading to Transsylvania but turned back. I saw Oradea and Arad, but not Timisoara or Brasov. Have you reviews of Dracula places? :) Nice work you have here!

    • liliana91's Profile Photo
      Jan 9, 2013 at 9:56 AM

      Thanks, both Timisoara and Brasov are beautiful cities..
      No, I don't have reviews about Dracula places.

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    Great new pics!

  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    fotografii foarte frumoase
    Im enjoying your views of Brasov, it looks like a gorgeous city. The new pictures are excellent!

  • ChristinaNest's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2012 at 6:51 AM

    Looks beautiful! Can't wait to visit it next week!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Yes, this really does look like a beautiful town, even though the weather wasn?t so good when you were there. And it?s good that you liked two of the three restaurants ? that?s quite a good average.

  • mindcrime's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2011 at 3:39 AM

    great page! I love the atmpsphere in such kind of towns with towers, old gates etc


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