Guided Walking Tour of Brasov: Major Sights & Medieval HistoryWith: Doru 8
What you need to know about the Guided Walking Tour of Brasov:
- A walking tour in Old Town of Brasov, sightseeing of major landmarks, visit to Weaver's Bastion and hidden sights. Starts at 10 am and takes about 3 hours
- Included: local English-speaking guide, a traditional street snack (covrig), entrance to Weaver's Bastion
- See the major sights of Brasov including the famous Black Church, Rope Street, Ecaterina Gate, merchant townhouses and off-the-beaten-path streets
- Refresh with cool spring water straight from the Carpathian Mountains and munch on a delicious local street snack
The tour DOES NOT include: entrance to the Black Church (which depends on availability), additional food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature.
IMPORTANT! To visit Weaver's Bastion we will walk on steep slopes and stone steps. All over Brasov will be cobbled streets so we advise you to wear appropriate comfortable shoes.
Moments to expect in the Guided Walking Tour of Brasov:
The oldest medieval city in Transylvania
Our first stop will be the iconic Piata Sfatului, Brasov’s picturesque main square where you will be offered a covrig, a popular and delicious Romanian street food snack. Two hundred years ago, Brasov sat literally on the border between the Austro-Hungarian empire and the Ottoman empire and its culture vividly reflects this - so prepare for a fascinating & live history lesson!
Medieval sights & buildings
After the sights in Old Town, we head on narrow streets to Tampa promenade to find an old fountain with fresh spring water from the Carpathians and replenish our fluids. Then we climb to the top of the 12-meter wall surrounding the city for some spectacular views! Our next stop is St. Nicholas Church with its 'suspended cemetery' and the fairytale-esque Ecaterina Gate, the oldest in the city.
Brasov's medieval defences
The city's defense system was very advanced for Medieval times so we will visit Weaver's Bastion and the famous Black and White towers to learn more about how Brasov defended itself. Venturing beyond city walls we will also discover the entrances to secret catacombs, impressive street art, stunning parklands and how everyday locals enjoy life at a more relaxed pace than Bucharest!
The most famous Gothic landmark
Heading back to the main square in Old Town we visit a very old and beautiful bookstore (souvenir shopping alert!) before we head towards the city’s most famous landmark: the Black Church. It’s the biggest Gothic church in Eastern Europe with a 700-year-old impressive history and a peculiar name for church. Time to find out why - and we visit the inside if there's nothing going on!
- Starting point: Brasov
- Nearest airport: Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
- Nearest train station: Brasov Train Station
- Landscape: Urban, moutainous
Reviews from travellers
Our guide had fabulous passion and knowledge. We learned so much from Tavi about the history, culture and architecture of Brasov. We would highly recommend joining his tour.
It may have started out as a walking tour with a guide but ended up as a stroll with a friend! My tour of the main attractions and streets with Tudor was superb. We started in the main square and meandered around the beautiful medieval town visiting historical sites within the city walls but also outside in the winding streets of the Romanian sector. I enjoyed every moment and Tudor was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. I particularly enjoyed learning about the colourful history of the town and the views of the town from the hills. Touring with locals is the way to go - they are passionate about their own towns and want you to love them as much as they do. It was a little hilly at times so a basic degree of fitness is required but Tudor is very considerate and will take it at your pace. Very glad I booked this tour through Romanian Friend!
Superb tour with a fabulous guide, Tavi. Highly recommend this experience and this was the fourth tour I booked with Romanian Friend -- all of them fantastic!
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