How can you spend a beautiful day in Brasov?

Brasov is one of the most visited cities of Romania due to its special charm, the magnificent medieval fortresses, the wonderful views, the fascinating architecture and the multiple activities that can be done in nature.

Explore the Old Town

A walk through the streets of the Old Town gives you the opportunity to discover the local stories and legends. Find out more information about the fortress, step on the narrowest street in Eastern Europe, enjoy the wonderful views of the White Tower and Tampa, discover the charm of Șchei neighborhood and explore the largest Gothic church in the country.

What monuments can you visit?

The Black Church

Photo by Maria Teneva

The edifice, which received the name of the Black Church after the fire of 1689, is the most representative Gothic monument in this part of Europe. It was most likely erected starting in 1383, on the initiative of the priest Thomas Sander.

The visiting program on April 1st – October 15th, 2022 is:

Sunday & Monday: 12:00 – 19:00

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 – 19:00

The visiting program between October 16 and March 31, 2023 is:

Sunday & Monday: 12:00 – 18:00

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00

The visiting costs are:

  • Adults – 20,00 Lei
  • Pensioners – 15,00 Lei (based on pension coupon)
  • Students – 15,00 Lei (based on the student card)
  • Students – 10.00 Lei (up to 18 years old, based on the note booklet)

The program of the concerts can be found Here .

The Council Square

Photo by Dan Novac

 “Kilometer “0” of the city is the area with the highest density of cultural objectives, where the most numerous and diverse events take place. On December 23, 1420, the document was issued, which refers for the first time to the room destined to the “granting of justice” and to the meetings of the Magistrate of the city, located above the vault of the furriers’ guild in the main square of the “Brasov Fortress”.

Sforii Street

Photo by Nomadic Julien

Documentary mentioned for the first time in the seventeenth century, charming by its narrow size, which varies between 111 and 135 cm, Sforii Street is a favorite destination for tourists visiting Brasov.

The Sinagog

Near Sforii Street is the neolog synagogue, built between 1899-1901 in neo-Gothic style with Moorish accents.

The Jews split in 1877. The camp was divided between those of the Orthodox rite and those of the neolog rite. Orthodox Jews built their own church in 1924, which was devastated by legionnaires in 1941 (it is still not used today).

Take a break and enjoy a coffee at one of the specialty cafes.

Cafes are the ideal places to socialize, study and feel the vibe of the city, but also to support a local business (choose a local café brand!!)

Croitoria de cafea

Nola Coffee Shop


Twinbeans Coffee Shop

Șchei District

 Sfântul Nicolae Church

Dating from tradition from the XIIIth century, it has been over time the most important center for the spiritual, cultural and artistic life of the Romanians in Barsa Land.

The First Romanian School

Next to the “Saint Nicholas” church of The Schei of Brasov there is the first Romanian school, whose wooden building was replaced by a bunk stone building in the eighteenth century.

The walls of the Citadel

Photo by Daniela Turcanu

It was built at the end of the thirteenth century, for the refuge of the inhabitants of the city, on a plateau located to the south and west of the top of the Tampa Massif, at an altitude of 960 m.

White Tower

Photo by Maria Teneva

Distributed for defense to the guilds of tinsmiths and coppersmiths, the White Tower was built on the slope of the Hill of Rums, in the second part of the XVth century (1460 or 1494), dominating the city.

Graft Bastion

In the middle of the north-western side, there is the Graft Bastion, erected perpendicular to the wall of the fortress as a fortified bridge over the stream, to make the connection between the White Tower, in front of which it was located and the internal fortifications.

Black Tower

Photo by Janos Szen

On the same slope with the White Tower, the Black Tower was built with the first wall enclosure of the fortress, next to the Blacksmiths Bastion, having the double function of observation and defense. The connection with the fortifications of the western corner of the fortress took place through a mobile bridge, suspended over the Graft channel.

Schei Gate

It was built (1827–1828) to streamline the circulation between the “Brasov Fortress” and the “Upper Suburb”. The monumental construction, in classicist style, was provided with a central opening for vehicles framed by two side accesses for pedestrians.

Ecaterina Gate

It is the only preserved element of the “Brasov Fortress” gate ensemble, from the Romanian district of Șcheilor, initially called Corpus Christi, Porta Superior and, during the Austrians, Porta Vallace.

Weavers’ Bastion

Located on Brediceanu Alley, with the entrance from George Coşbuc Street, it is the first objective of the south-eastern side of the fortress, under Tampa. The objective was built in the years 1570-1573.

Brasov Fortress

It was built at the end of the thirteenth century, for the refuge of the inhabitants of the city, on a plateau located to the south and west of the top of the Tampa Massif, at an altitude of 960 m.

Ascent on Tampa

Photo by Adrian Nicolae

In order for the day to be complete, we propose you a climb on mount Tampa. Brasov is the only city in Romania that has in its middle a mountain of 960 meters that is also a protected natural area.

The view from the top is spectacular.

There are two ways to reach the summit:

  1. By cable car: The climb takes about 3 minutes and costs From here there is also a nature reserve where you can make mountain trails, for those who have more time and a passion for nature. The station at the base is located in the historical center of Brasov, right close to the fortress walls. You can see it here.
  2. Hiking (for nature enthusiasts). There are 3 trails that lead to the top: the Serpentine road, marked with a red triangle, easy difficulty, the Knights road with blue stripe marking, medium difficulty (it is also the route that leads to Poiana Brasov) and Gabony’s steps, the most difficult but also the most spectacular, marked with a yellow triangle.

Restaurant ideas for lunch and dinner can be found in our article here.

Belvedere (On the road to Poiana)

During the day or night, the magic of Brasov guarded by Mount Tampa can be admired from this place located on the road that connects the city to Poiana Brasov.