The story of Brasov

Brasov, Romania
Est. 18.1km / 5 hrs 43 mins / Map
by TSO

The story of Brasov - Cya On The Road

The Story Of Brașov .Welcome to Brașov! Let me take you by the hand and guide you through the streets and alleys of one of the most picturesque cities in Romania. Right at the heart of the world-renowned region of Transylvania, Brașov is surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains and it extends over almost 270 square kilometers. With around 250 thousand inhabitants, it’s the seventh most populous city in the country. Due to its location in the center of Romania, Brașov is an important touristic destination in Romania. It is also the second most visited city in Romania, after Bucharest. With its medieval gates, gothic architecture, a village-like neighborhood, and a forested mountain right in the middle of the city, get ready to discover a unique destination. The city is a gateway to the rest of Transylvania, very close to popular destinations like Bran Castle, several ski resorts like Poiana Brașov or Predeal, the famous Peleș castle and many hiking spots. A millennial history along with local legends contributes to the charm of what many people consider as one of the most beautiful cities in Romania.  The name of the city has a history of its own, with several different versions and theories. In German it’s called Kronstadt, meaning Crown City and was used together with the Latin version Corona during the Middle Ages. In the same period, the Medieval Latin name Brassovia was being used. Supposedly, Brassovia and other variations like the Hungarian Brassó comes from the local river, Bârsa. Brașov was even briefly called Stalin City during part of the Communist period. Within this tour, you will discover and learn more about the popular places like the Black Church or Poiana Brașov, but also find hidden gems known only by the locals like Brașov’s Synagogue, Solomon’s Rocks or some hidden viewpoints. You will also have the opportunity to visit some of the local shops, restaurants, and bars where you can buy local souvenirs, try local foods and enjoy the nightlife of Brașov.

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