Discover Brașov County, Romania – Piatra Craiului National Park, Bran Castle, Brasov City, Râșnoavei Gorges …

Brasov County is located in central Romania, on the south – eastern side of Transylvania.

Piatra Craiului – Plaiul Foii

The landscape is mountainous with plateau areas, so the area is very popular for outdoor activities, winter sports and recreation. Some of the most spectacular mountain ranges are partially in this county: Fagaras Mountains, Piatra Craiului, Bucegi, Leaota.

Brasov county is crossed by two European roads E 60 and E 574 and the city of Brasov is an important railway junction and an excellent solution for a city break.

Brasov is a key point for tourists, being located in the center of the country. It can be viewed as a starting point for excursions into the Carpathians, the monasteries of Bucovina, for Haţeg region and even the Black Sea.

But before setting off to these wonderful destinations you have to deserve a few days to explore Brasov and its surroundings.

Right in the center near the Market Hall is the Black Church, famous for its Gothic architecture.

The Square is itself a tourist destination and very popular because here was held for years the Golden Stag Festival.

Brasov is the city that opens the eyes of walking passionate. Alley takes us on one side of the old fortress of Brasov to the Tower of Black and White on whose terrace we have a beautiful view over the city.

Museum of History and First Romanian School Museum offers history buffs the opportunity to learn more about the evolution of life in these places.

Bran Castle – an old military defense fortress, is today a museum presenting collections of furniture, costumes, weapons and armor from the personal collection of the current owners. The old collections under the castle before the handover, were moved to the Medieval Customs Museum which is located nearby.

Construction of the castle began in 1377 and was completed in 1382. In 1920 it became the property of Queen Mary and was transformed into a royal residence and restored.

Castle is located less than 30km from Brasov, on the road linking Brasov to Campulung.

Rasnov Fortress – positioned on a rocky hill which dominates the area, once point of refuge and defense, is today an attraction for tourists having its interior a feudal art museum and an archery. Speaking about the castle’s fountain, (146 m deep), is said to have been dug by Turkish prisoners whom was promised freedom in exchange. Besides its historical past, the citadel has also a cinematographic history as many scenes from well-known Romanian movies (Immortals, Gauls, Column, Michael the Brave) were made here.

Poiana Brasov – Although it is best known as a winter resort because it has numerous facilities for skiing, Poiana Brasov is a very suitable place for hiking, mountain biking or even just for relaxation and ski-season. Travellers can also visit Postăvaru Peak (1800 m) and the amazing perspective over the mountain landscape.

Piatra Craiului National Park – is a protected area in the counties of Arges and Brasov. The area has a great importance for hiking passionate due to its amazing possibilities.

Râşnoavei Gorges is the ideal holiday destination for extreme sports passionate who can find here many opportunities to enjoy. Winter or summer, from Bungee jumping to via ferrata, nothing is missing.

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