The most beautiful landmarks at the Council Square in Brasov

The Hirscher Haus at the corner, ©vasile23/Flickr

Brasov city is located in the heart of Romania. It is a town with beautiful landmarks and many historic buildings and sites worth visiting. The Council Square is situated in the middle of the city and it is a great place to sit out, relax and enjoy the scenery. Brasov is a city rich in museums, sights, churches and cathedrals which are all important parts of Romanian history and culture. Visit Brasov, the most beautiful buildings in Romania and learn the most amazing facts about its history. Enter the Old Town Hall which today functions as a museum, visit the Black Church, the Merchant’s House and the Orthodox Cathedral. Come to Romania in the summer and join the Golden Stag festival.

House of the Saint

The Old Town Hall or otherwise called the House of the Saint is a building constructed in the 13th century. On the top of the most amazing landmark of the city there is a tower called the Trumpeter’s Tower which was used as a watchtower during the Middle age. There was always a guard in service who was watching out and warned the citizens in case the enemy or any danger was approaching the city. Today the building is a museum called the Brasov History Museum.

Trumpeter’s Tower, ©archer10(Dennis)/Flickr

The Black Church

The most famous landmark of Brasov city is a gothic building constructed in the second half of the 14th century. This building is called the Black Church. The church has the biggest church bell in the country which weighs about seven tons. Its original gothic interior went under several restorations and makeovers and today it mostly has baroque features inside. The stained glass windows, stone columns, balconies, Turkish carpets and the huge organ give lend a sober and majestic atmosphere to the building. The church boasts with the largest collection of carpets in Europe. The wall decorations were donated by Germen merchants in the 17th and 18th century. The 4.000-pipe church organ is also an impressive part of the church’s interior design.

The Black Church, ©access.denied/Flickr

Tribute to Brasov

The Hirscher House was built in the middle of the 16th century by Apollonia Hirscher as a tribute to the city. It was meant to be a trade center for the storekeepers and tradesmen of Brasov city. It is a landmark constructed in Renaissance style and modeled after the largest merchandise halls of Eastern Europe. Today the Hirscher House gives place to a traditional restaurant called the Carpathian stag. Visit the restaurant and enjoy a lovely traditionally Romanian meal.

The Hirscher Haus at the corner, ©vasile23/Flickr

The Orthodox Cathedral

The Orthodox Cathedral was built in the year of 1896. The building was constructed under the direction of Bartolomeo Baiulescu, it was modeled after the Greek church in Austria, Vienna and has features of Byzantine style. The interior is decorated with impressive designs and frescoes. The cathedral is located on the eastern side of the Square, facing the Old Town Hall.

Ortodox Cathedral at the Council Square, ©Emmanuel Dyan/Flickr

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