Brasov

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Brasov which includes a city, an administrative building and heritage architecture

Centuries-old Gothic architecture, spectacular castles, medieval history and mountain peaks make this city in central Romania a fascinating vacation destination.

With medieval walls and watchtowers, centuries-old churches, a cobbled Old Town and a backdrop of mountains and forests, Brasov's beauty has a powerful impact. This ancient city was founded in the 13th century. Many of its old buildings are still standing in excellent condition. History and architecture aren't the only appeal; explore the picturesque countryside as well. Go skiing and hiking in the mountains, walk around the old city walls and visit nearby castles and fortresses.

Brasov's medieval, Gothic and Baroque heart is a fascinating place for a stroll. Tour the imposing Black Church, which claims to be the largest Gothic church in Transylvania. Inside the 13th-century Saint Bartholomew Church, study fragments of 800-year-old frescoes.

Explore Brasov's medieval defensive fortifications. See original bastions, the 15th-century Black Tower and White Tower. Catherine's Gate is the only gate to survive from the 1400s. Pick up additional historical insights at the Brasov History Museum. Stroll along Rope Street, one of Europe’s narrowest streets. At night, enjoy an entertaining performance at Opera Brasov or watch a show at the Sică Alexandrescu Theater, the city's main theater.

While Brasov is filled with attractions, it offers several must-see destinations within easy reach outside the city as well. Observe rescued European brown bears at Libearty Bear Sanctuary. In the nearby Postavarul Mountains is Poiana Brasov, one of the country's most popular ski resorts. During winter, ski the downhill and slalom runs. In summer, go hiking and horseback riding in the mountains. About 18 miles (29 kilometers) southwest of the city is the hilltop Bran Castle, thought to be the inspiration for Count Dracula's castle in Bram Stoker’s classic gothic novel.

Brasov does not have an airport, so fly into the international airports at Sibiu or Bucharest, 90 miles (145 kilometers) and 105 miles (170 kilometers) away respectively. Make the rest of the journey by bus, train or rental car and revel in a vacation that offers an exciting mix of history, architecture, culture and beautiful natural surroundings.

Casa Wagner Brasov
Casa Wagner Brasov
3 out of 5
Piata Sfatului 5, Brasov
The price is CA $50 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Located in Brasov Old Town, this hotel is steps from Piata Sfatului and Council House. Black Church and Saint Nicholas Church are also within 1 mi (2 km).
4.4/5 Excellent! (171 reviews)
Beyond our expectations
"Excellent service and breakfast. And history. Upgrade gave us a two story loft. Clean, comfortable, central on pedestrian mall. Very walkable to many venues. Wonderful shops and restaurants nearby."

Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2021

Casa Wagner Brasov
Aro Palace Hotel
Aro Palace Hotel
5 out of 5
27 Eroilor Boulevard, Brasov
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $165 per night from Feb 23 to Feb 24
Located in Brasov Old Town, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Piata Sfatului and Council House. Black Church and First Romanian School Museum are ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (104 reviews)
"The rooms although advertised as “soundproof” are definitely not. I could hear people walking around on the floor above me as well as people in adjacent rooms. The beds were extremely firm but a good size. The breakfast in the morning was great. Lots of options to choose from with fresh coffee and ..."

Reviewed on Nov. 22, 2021

Aro Palace Hotel
Hotel Ambient
Hotel Ambient
4 out of 5
27 Iuliu Maniu Bvd, Brasov, Transylvania
The price is CA $78 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Located in the center of Brasov, this family-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Afi Brasov, Council House, and Piata Sfatului. Mount Tampa and First ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (200 reviews)
Very good and convenient.
"The hotel is very good and convenient. We took the Deluxe Suite on the top floor. It is composed of two floors. Have toilets and bathrooms on both floors. Clean and in very good conditions. The air conditioning is good."

Reviewed on Aug. 29, 2021

Hotel Ambient
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Piata Sfatului Apartments
Piata Sfatului Apartments
3 out of 5
Piata Sfatului nr 29, Brasov
The price is CA $35 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Set amidst the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out apartment building in Brasov Old Town is within 1 mi (2 km) of Council House, Piata Sfatului, and Black Church. ...
2.7/5 (6 reviews)
Nice room but could do better.
"Booked for a family of 5 adults and 2 children. Bedding for only 6. Cutlery for only 3 persons. Towels for only 4 people. Cooking hob was poor. If you plan on letting to groups you need to have the right number of items to accommodate the users. Rooms very nice. Location was good. Parking is a nightmare ..."

Reviewed on Nov. 4, 2019

Piata Sfatului Apartments
Casa Roth Apartments
Casa Roth Apartments
3 out of 5
3 Strada Stephan Ludwig Roth, Brasov, BV
Located in Brasov Old Town, this residence is steps from Black Church and Piata Sfatului. Council House and First Romanian School Museum are also within 15 ...
Casa Roth Apartments
Casa Brad,3 bedrooms villa,near Brasov
Casa Brad,3 bedrooms villa,near Brasov
Brasov, Bra?ov County
The price is CA $176 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Situated in the mountains, this villa is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Parc Aventura Brasov and within 6 mi (10 km) of Afi Brasov and Mount Tampa. Saint Nicholas Church ...
Casa Brad,3 bedrooms villa,near Brasov
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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