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Brasov

The town was first attested in 1235 AD under the name Corona and in 1294 under the name Brasov. Brasov was the most important town in Transylvania during the Middle Age, dominating the economic life from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries. Its geographical position constituted an advantage as compared to other cities, which led to the development of important handicraft centres. Powerful guilds, such as goldsmiths, weavers, armourers, all these made Brasov not only a place of transit commerce, but also a flourishing handicraft centre.

Nowadays, tourists can notice in various areas of the town the places where these centres were established and later on they developed. The existence of the Dacian settlements and of the Daco-Roman population, attested through the discoveries in the areas Bartolomeu, Schei, the hill Sprenghi and under Tampa, left numerous monuments that feed the thirst of knowledge of the tourist interested in History. Among the antique monuments, the most spectacular is evidently the Dacian sanctuary at Racos.

Our guides can offer you a tour of the town and can tell you the story of each edifice: citadel walls, bastions, outer surveillance and guard towers, deposits, squares, workshops, shops, inns and churches.During the tour, tourists can see one of the oldest buildings in Braşov, the Hirscher Haus and  also the largest Gothic style church in Southeastern Europe:  the “Black Church”.Tourists can also visit The Bran Castle near Brasov. The fortress is situated on DN73.Among the places you can visit during our organized trips we can suggest the resorts of Predeal or Poiana Brasov.

The Synagogue in Brasov, built in 1899 according to the drawings of architect Leopold Baumhorn, schooled in Vienna. The Synagogue was inaugurated on the twentieth of August 1901. The construction comprising Art Nouveau elements on the façade dates back to 1915. The Town Hall Square in Brasov is probably the most famous and visited place in the town, frequented by both tourists and locals, for the latter being a place where they relax and meet friends. Often they organize here various cultural events.

To those of the tourists who love water we recommend an unique experience: Aqua Park Brasov (Smile Aqua Park), the biggest in Romania with its surface of 4000 square metres. Tourists who love ice skating can feel like stars on the Olympic Ice Park in Brasov, the biggest ice park in the south-west of Europe inaugurated in February 2010. The Olympic Ice Park in Brasov has the capacity of 1600 seats and 400 places standing. Regardless of the season when you visit it, in summer or in winter, you will surely remember Brasov as a fairy-tale-like town.