Brasov is one of the main tourist destinations for foreigner tourists and it is very easy to understand why.Its medieval atmosphere, with old and stunning buildings, its cobblestone streets, its quiet and hidden alleys are among the most important reasons that make Brasov so desirable.
The Council Square (Piata Sfatului) of Brasov is a great place to relax while admiring the surrounding buildings and the passers-by. At first it was just a market place, later becoming the center of the medieval town. The building of the former Town Hall is the main attraction of the square. Built in 1420 by the Furriers Guild, it is the oldest building in Brasov and has been used as a watch tower, as the Town Hall, and even as a prison.
The main tourist attraction of Brasov is by far the Black Church, which practically outlines the history of the town. Built in about 100 years and at the request of the priest Thomas Sander, the Black Church is the most impressive Gothic religious building in the city. Built first as a Catholic church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the Black Church became the first Evangelical site in Transylvania. The church was given its present name in 1689 when a great fire destroyed much of the town, killing some 300 inhabitants.
Brasov was once protected by a powerful wall which encircled the entire medieval citadel. The most famous towers are the Black and the White Towers. The Graft Bastion makes the connection to the White Tower. All these towers were under the surveillance of different Guilds. The Black and White Towers, today part of the History Museum, offer a nice view over the old town. Right below, one can see the Alley Behind the Walls, a quiet and green alley in summertime. The beautiful Catherine’s Gate is the only original gate to remain from medieval times. Next to it one can see the Wallachian Gate, built in the 18th century.
Don’t miss one of the most peculiar streets of Brasov. Known as the Rope-makers Street, this narrow alley was cut in order to ease the traffic of the firefighters in case of emergencies. Today it is one of the most photographed attractions of Brasov.
Also very near to Brasov are The Bran Castle (Bran is less than 30 km far from Brasov) and The Rasnov Fortress (only 17 km from Brasov).