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Sightseeing and landmarks in Brașov County

History museums

Castle
“Surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend and perched high atop a 200-foot-high rock, Bran Castle owes its fame to its imposing towers and turrets as well as to the myth created around Bram Stocker's Dracula. Built on the site of a Teutonic Knights stronghold dating from 1212, Bran castle was first documented in an act issued on November 19, 1377, giving the Saxons of Kronstadt (Brasov) the privilege to build the Citadel. Bran (Dracula Castle) RomaniaAlthough Stoker never visited Transylvania, the Irish author relied on research and his vivid imagination to create the dark and intimidating stomping ground of Count Dracula, leading to persistent myths that it was once the home of Vlad Tepes, ruler of Walachia. While the association with Dracula is sketchy at best, the castle continues to hold a strong attraction for all fans of the Count. From 1920 to 1948 Bran served as royal residence, a gift of the people of Brasov to Queen Marie of Romania. The castle is now a museum open to tourists, displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Marie.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Castle
“The front courtyard of the Cantacuzino Castle is in fact every child's dream: an adventure park! The professional trainers will turn this experience into a win-win situation as your kids will love the zip-line and you will love being able to enjoy the scenery knowing that your little ones are in safe hands. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
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
Mountain
“The Dâmbovicioara cave is located in the south of the Piatra Craiului Massif , in the left slope of Dâmbovicioara Valley (tributary of Dâmboviţa ), 1 km north of Dâmbovicioara village, Arges county . The cave was formed due to the action of the Dambovicioara stream, which cut into the Jurassic limestone of the Piatra Craiului Massif.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
  • 1 local recommends
Mountain
River
“Light hiking, mostly on a forest gravel road, reaching to a beautiful refreshing waterfall.”
  • 2 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
Castle
“The best spot in Râșnov for breathtaking views is from the best preserved fortress in Romania.”
  • 7 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
Castle
“The Rupea fortress amazes through its imposing dimensions and old centuries of history. A must for a day tour and Transylvania lovers.”
  • 3 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
“Prejmer Fortified Church was conquered only once, but went through 50 sieges during its hundreds of years of existence.”
  • 1 local recommends