4 Epic Towns You Have to Visit in Transylvania
Get ready to be amazed in Brașov
The first town we’re exploring will definitely rock your socks off! Brașov is a cultural, medieval town, the only one in the world featuring a natural reservation (Tâmpa Natural Reservation) and a mountain peak (Postăvaru peak, measuring 1799 meters in height). Pretty impressive, right? You’ve probably figured out by now that the town is framed by imposing mountains which create an unforgettable, fairytale scenery. Brașov is an old pal, founded by the Teutonic Knights back in 1211. The Saxon walls and bastions around the city are willing to be our hosts!
As soon as we arrive, we’ll precede straight to the Council Square (Piața Sfatului), a place resplendent with baroque, gothic and renaissance architecture. It’s pretty crowded over here, as Brașov is one of the most visited towns in Romania. Let’s take our time and walk the charming streets while admiring the multitude of colorful buildings.
We can’t miss the largest gothic church in Romania, the Black Church (Biserica Neagră). Do you know why it’s called the Black Church? Well, of course you don’t — that’s why you have me! The place burned during the town’s Great Fire of 1689, and stayed like this – a ruin blackened by the evil smoke – for a while.
Whenever we get tired, we can stare at the red-roofed merchant houses while chilling at a cosy, welcoming cafe. Just pick the one you like most. Let’s soak in the alluring scenery for a bit before we continue with our Transylvanian journey.