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Guided Tour of Brasov. Duration: 3-4 hours
Explore the medieval center of Brasov. The main sites included in your tour of Brasov are: Concil Square, Black Chuch, White and Black Towers, Weaver’s Bastion and Ecaterina’s Gate, The Rope’s street, St Nicholas Cathedral, Museum of First Romanian School, a.s.o
Meet with our guide and start a walking tour in the medieval center of Brasov. The city of Brasov is one of the oldest in Europe, dating from 1235. During the Middle Ages, Brasov was known as a powerful fortress surrounded by high stone walls and defended by bulwarks, towers and other small fortresses. The buildings and the streets in the historical centre still preserve a medieval note.
Dating from 1520, the City Council Square has been considered the centre of Brasov for hundreds of years. Merchants and craftmen fairs took place here. They came from Transylvania, Wallachia, and even the Near East and Europe. According to the types of merchandise they traded on the side streets of this Square, the streets were called The Wheat Fair, The Cloth Row, The Butnar Fair, The Linen Fair, The Cotton Row or The Coats Fair.
The Square is surrounded by houses built in the Renaissance, Baroque, Provincial and Neo-classic style and they once sheltered small shops and warehouses.
The Square is dominated by the magnificent building called the Council Hall.
The medieval fortress of Brasov was one of the most secure fortresses in Europe, the architectural defence pile being made of stone walls, 32 defence towers, 8 bulwarks and 4 fortified gates. The towers had both defence and observation roles. During our tour we’ll see the old wall which it is still preserved, Black and White Towers and also we’ll visit the Weaver’s Bastion – the biggest and best preserved bastion.
Ecaterina`s Gate situated near the Schei Gate in the western part of the Fortress was built in 1559 in the Renaissance style. It has a sharp tower and four little towers, symbolizing the medieval right of life and death over the vassals lives (the right of the broadsword). The gate also had firing vents, a drawbridge with chains, being one of the most fortified gates of the city.
The very known Black Church it is also a major tourist sight of Brasov and a stop in our tour. Due to its dimensions (over 89 metres long), the Black Church is the largest religious building between Vienna and Istanbul. From 1385 when the process of building the church began and up to 1689 when it got fire, the name of the church was St. Mary`s Church. Due to the dark colour of the burnt walls, it got the name of the "Black Church".
Another stop will be at St. Nicholas Cathedral which is considered the Romanian’s Cathedral in Barsa region and it is situated in the oldest part of the city - the "Schei" district. It was built in 1495 in the same place where a 13th-century religious establishment once stood. It was built in 1495 and it is situated in the courtyard of St. Nicholas` Church in the "Schei" district. Romanian was first taught at this school and one may find here a lot of valuable old documents written beginning with the 15th century.
END OF YOUR BRASOV WALKING TOUR
PRICE: 20 euros/person
The tour runs with minimum 2 people
Departure time: 9.00-9.30 AM or 2.00 PM
Included in price
Private Guide – English language.
Not included in price
Entrance tickets, Other services not specified on the itinerary; Photo and video fees; Meals
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