Brasov townsquare
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Brasov is the 8th largest city in Romania and located only 166 km from Bucharest, the country’s capital. Brasov is part of the Transylvania region and is famous to the world for hosting the annual Golden Stag International Music Festival. Its flag unveils a coat of arms and a crown as the city was originally name Corona by the German colonists.

Brasov is a good starting point for trips to different cities and places in Romania, including the Black Sea resorts. Brasov is the largest city in a mountain resorts area. Tourists often come to ride a cable car to the top of the Tampa Mountain, from which you have a beautiful lookout of the city. Cheap accommodations are very much available in the city.

Beautiful tourist attractions include The Black Church, which is a celebrated gothic site named as such because of the black smoke it produced during a great fire. The First Romanian School is another great destination as it is now a museum of the first Romanian printing press.

The St. Nicholas Church, the Art Museum of Brasov, the Orthodox Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos, and the Rope street (narrowest in the city) are also great places to go to. An interesting tourist destination is the nearby Bran castle, claimed to be the home of Vlad the Impaler, actually attracts many Dracula fans.

To complete a Sanian tour and make one’s visit more dynamic and exciting, a trip to Poiana Brasov would do all that. It’s a sightseeing spot that is also a great ski resort.

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