Top 30 places to visit in Brasov. Best things to do and see near Braşov county, Romania

If you are planning to visit Transylvania, Romania, you should not miss the city of Brasov. Surrounded by mountains, it’s a hidden gem that you must include in one of your vacations in Romania.

If you only have a few hours to spend in Brasov, just take a walk in the Old Town. Stop at a terrace in the Council Square, do some shopping and buy some Romanian souvenirs from the charming shops on the main street. If you feel like visiting, you can check out the Black Church Brasov and the Orthodox Cathedral, both located in the Historic Center.places to visit in Brasov

If you have more time to spend in Brasov and want to have a longer walk, you could start discovering on your own the Old Fortress of Brasov. All you need are some comfortable shoes and a mobile phone with Google Maps on which to enter the following route with places to visit in Brasov:

Council Square → Black Church → The Rope Street → Schei Gate → Catherine’s Gate → Upper Walls → White Tower → Black Tower → Graft Bastion → Powder Tower → Hunters Tower → Arts Tower → Weavers’ Bastion.

All these tourist attractions in Brasov have panels with lots of details to find out about the history of each one.

If you are not tired, you can go and admire the panorama of Brasov from Tampa Mountain. Depending on how much energy you still have, you can go by cable car or on foot. Or both: go up by cable car and get down by foot.

Another great panorama point easily accessible from Old Town Brasov is Cetatuia Fortress,  approximately 400 years old.

If you are having a few days to spend in Brasov, you have plenty of things to see and do around! So let’s see what are the places to visit near Brasov!

First on the list it’s the famous Dracula’s Castle, in Bran, Brasov County. Don’t forget to also visit the Bran Village Museum located right in the castle courtyard. If you are looking for castles near Brasov, Bran is the place you have to go.
castles near brasov Romania

There are also some amazing fortified churches in Brasov County: Harman, Sinpetru, Prejmer. They are perfect to visit on a sunny day. If you are feeling adventurous and you are looking for adrenaline, you can climb up to the top of the old towers. And if you are inside one of them when the bell rings, you will surely not forget this experience!

Other places to visit in Brasov County are Rupea, Feldioara, Rasnov, Fagaras. All are fortified fortresses and at Fagaras Fortress you can also enjoy the changing of the Guard, if you get there at noon.things to do in brasov county

If you are looking for monasteries to visit in Brasov County: Sinca Veche Monastery (also known as the Temple of Desires from Sinca Veche) and Sambata Monastery are some of the most famous.

And if you want discover some caves in Brasov County: Dambovicioara Cave and Valea Cetatii Cave are the best known.

If you’re on a hiking mood look for some mountain trails near Brasov, there are plenty to choose from…you are in the heart of the Carpathians! You could go to Babele, to Sphinx, enjoy the 7 Stairs Canyon or drive on the amazing Transbucegi Road.  These are just a few places spent where you could spend some time in the middle of nature.

If you want to see the extinct volcano from Racos, don’t forget to visit the Basalt Columns and the Emerald Lake in the same area.

Discovering Romania together with your kids? There are places to visit in Brasov county that your children will enjoy:  Adventure Park Brasov, Dino Park Rasnov, Valea Zimbrilor Bisons Reservation from Vama Buzaului, Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti are just a few suggestions for families with children. There are also many accommodations with pool and playground if you are looking for a vacation in Brasov.

Other beautiful places to visit in Brasov County are:

Poiana Brasov – perfect in winter for skiing

Poiana Marului

Predeal, Busteni, Sinaia





Viscri village

Saxon villages in Transylvania: Mesendorf, Saschiz, Crit near Sighisoara Medieval Citadel

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