The Peles Castle - a Romanian landmark

The Peles Castle – a Romanian landmark

This castle is, without a doubt, one of Romania’s wonders. This is really a clichéd statement, I agree, but it is also the bare truth. The Peles Castle – a Romanian landmark is astonishing on the outside and on the inside as well due to its being situated within a wonderful mountain landscape and to its having been preserved in its original state to a great extent. Flowing stories … The head of the Public Relations Department says that the name of the castle comes from the creek nearby.... [ read more ]

Trips starting from Brasov

Trips starting from Brasov

The best part about visiting Brasov is that you also have a lot of wonderful places to go to near it, Brasov being situated near a highly visited region, the Prahova Valley. Trips starting from Brasov could include Busteni, Predeal, Azuga, Sinaia which are the most popular resorts in this region and only 23 km far from Brasov. It would be a pity then not to take advantage of your staying in Brasov. Busteni Though you can hardly see everything there is to see during a short trip, I will try... [ read more ]

A top mountain resort: Poiana Brasov

A top mountain resort: Poiana Brasov

In Brasov County we find one of the most important and popular ski resorts in Romania, namely Poiana Brasov. Being only 13 km far from Brasov, it is the favorite destination for the inhabitants of this city but also for Romanians in general. As a top mountain resort, Poiana Brasov accommodates tourists in luxurious hotels or boarding houses and entertains them with highly equipped ski slopes, sports fields, a cable railway, numerous pools, clubs, and restaurants.   Very short history P... [ read more ]

UNESCO destinations within Brasov County

UNESCO destinations within Brasov County

The World Heritage List includes 7 villages with fortified churches in Transylvania which depict rural life in this area during the Middle Ages. In 1993, only Biertan was on this list,the rest of the 6 villages being added in 1999 with the aim of representing the Saxon heritage on the Romanian territory better. These 6 villages are: Calnic (Alba County), Darjiu (Alba County), Saschiz (Mures County), Valea Viilor (Sibiu County), Prejmer and Viscri. The last two are UNESCO destinations within Bras... [ read more ]

Scheii Brasovului - a typical Romanian neighborhood

Scheii Brasovului – a typical Romanian neighborhood

  People visiting Brasov usually limit their visit to The Black Church, The Council Square or Mountain Tampa. A valuable place is thus ignored, namely Scheii Brasovului, a typical Romanian neighborhood, gathered within a handful of dusty museums.    Forgotten museums In the courtyard of the Saint Nicolas Church (from the above-mentioned neighborhood) there are eight remarkable museums that are rarely visited nowadays: the first Romanian school, the museum of the ‘juni’ (picturesqu... [ read more ]

Things to know about Brasov for visitors

Things to know about Brasov for visitors

The German name of Brasov is Kronstadt, its Hungarian name is Brasso and it has a population is of 283.901 people. Between September 8th 1950 and December 24th1960 it has been known as The City Stalin because it was the capital of the Region Stalin. In 1968 it became the municipality of the county Brasov. Today it is one of the largest and most important cities in Romania. This article  If you are in pursuit of a dream holiday, a perfect spot where you can lay back and enjoy the beauty of the... [ read more ]

Where to stay in Brasov?

Where to stay in Brasov?

You have spent a lovely day walking through Brasov, admiring old buildings, enjoying a nice, quiet dinner in a fashionable restaurant and making a short trip on the wonderful mountain Tampa. Of course, after such a lovely day, you ask yourself a very important question: Where to stay in Brasov? As you can easily imagine, there are many places among which to choose, from luxurious to very cheap hotels. Four stars hotels Whether you are having an active holiday or you are just trying to get aw... [ read more ]

13 Sights in Brasov

13 Sights in Brasov

  If you’re on a short visit in Brasov, then you should have a strict list to follow so as not to miss anything. There is a lot to see there, but it would be best if you stuck to the following 13 sights in Brasov: The Black Church It is one of the most representative monuments of Gothic architecture in Romania. Its original name was Saint Mary Church, until 1689 when the building was partially destroyed by a fire which blackened all of its exterior walls. After this event, the chur... [ read more ]

Celebrating Brasov

Celebrating Brasov

This town doesn’t have a proper celebration so the officials decided to link it to another well known event, called The Junii Feast. This is a very old tradition that goes back in time, its origins being debated upon: some say that it is a rite of passage of the young unmarried men (‘june’ in Romanian) or that it marks the only day of the year when the Romanians were allowed to enter freely the Saxon city Kronstadt (the Saxon name of Brasov). Be that as it may, it is a good opportunity of ... [ read more ]

Brasov – shoppers only!

Brasov – shoppers only!

The title of this article obviously makes reference to women, though not exclusively, since they are more susceptible of organizing a holiday into a new town something like this: day 1 – important sights, day 2 – museums, day 3 – shopping. Or, if the town is not so new and the sights and museums are very well known, then it’s day 1, 2, 3 - shopping. They’re not to blame of course, since in every town, from the smallest to the most cosmopolite, you are likely to find at least one shoppi... [ read more ]