Skip to content

Sightseeing and landmarks in Brașov

History museums

History Museum
“This is the first Romanian school. You can reach it in 2-3 minutes by walking from the villa.”
  • 13 locals recommend
History Museum
“Housed in the Old Town Hall building, the History Museum of Brasov displays rare exhibits and collections showcasing Brasov's history from ancient to modern times: tools made in stone (Paleolithic age), painted ceramics discovered at Ariusd (Neolithic age), tools made in bronze and iron, armor, ancient weapons and farming tools. The exhibits also tell the history of the Saxon guilds, which dominated Brasov during medieval times.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Katalin gate, one of the oldest gates in town but undeniably the most beautiful is still preserved in its original state. In the course of history it used to be known under several names: Felső (Upper) gate, Corpus Christi and Saint Catherine, which is used today. The gate is located near Schei gate and for centuries it used to be the only gate that permitted access on the northern part of the fortress.”
  • 8 locals recommend
History Museum
“See the architecture of the building and furniture! The top floor has a temporary exhibition.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Preserved fortress bastion built in the 15th century, now housing a medieval museum.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Historic Site

Scenic lookouts

Mountain
“You'll have an amazing view over the city from here. It's a great hike of 90 minutes up and down. You may also take the funicular to reach this point if you don't have time for the hike :) This is where the Brasov sign is located, the one you see from the city.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“The White tower was built in 1494 on top of a rock. Its straight side closing a semicircle faces the city. The tower has 5 stories and its height ranges between 18-20 meters, depending on the grounds it is built on. It got its name from the whitewash that coated its walls. The top is bastion shaped and the offsets from which showers of stone were dropped on the attacking enemy are still standing on its sidewalls. The entrance of the tower was so high that a ladder was needed in order to get inside. Just like the other buildings, the tower also suffered damages in the 1689 fire which were remedied only in the 1723 restoring works. According to the town defense system the tin- and coppersmiths”
  • 11 locals recommend

Historic sites

Church
“Is one of the oldest Gothic Church in the Europe. It resemble a lot with St. Stephen's Cathedral from Vienna, Austria.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Katalin gate, one of the oldest gates in town but undeniably the most beautiful is still preserved in its original state. In the course of history it used to be known under several names: Felső (Upper) gate, Corpus Christi and Saint Catherine, which is used today. The gate is located near Schei gate and for centuries it used to be the only gate that permitted access on the northern part of the fortress.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Preserved fortress bastion built in the 15th century, now housing a medieval museum.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Reputedly the narrowest street in Europe and certainly the narrowest in Romania, Rope Street (Strada Sforii) connects Cerbului with Poarta Schei in Braşov’s Old Town. It is 262.5 feet (80 meters) long and just 3.5 to 4.5 feet (1.10–1.35 meters) wide, making it almost impossible for two people to pass each other. It has its origins somewhere around the beginnings of the 17th century and may have been built for access by firefighters into the Old Town.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Historic Site
Church
“The St Bartholomew Evangelical church is the oldest building in Brasov. Built in the 13th century its folk name was 'the maiden' due to a belief that the church was built at the initiative of three maidens who after their death left their entire possessions to the church. As a tribute the church-goers buried the bodies of the three maidens under the altar. The three-nave church with its massive surrounding walls outlasted the Turkish invasion and the 1689 great fire, as well as the raids of Vlad Țepeș (1458) and Báthory Gábor (1611.) Its tower collapsed in the 1822 earthquake and was rebuilt a storey higher in 1842. The western, southwestern and most of the northern section of the middle age”
  • 2 locals recommend
Historic Site
  • 1 local recommends
Historic Site
“Great panoramic view over Brasov. The citadel it's also very nice, unfortunately it's not opened to the public anymore as it is owned by humans with no respect for history.”
  • 1 local recommends