Brasov City Tour
Approximate duration 10 hours
- transfer Bucharest – Brasov 3 hours
- visit Brasov 2 hours
- lunch 1 – 1,5 hours
- city panorama photos
- visit Poiana Brasov 1 hour
- transfer Poiana Brasov – Bucharest 3 hours
Prahova Valley is one of the most acknowledged tourist areas from the Carpathian Mountains, being located on the route of Prahova River. The main urban center is Campina Municipality, other cities located along the Prahova Valley are Comarnic, Breaza, Sinaia, Busteni, Azuga and Predeal, most of these cities being mountain tourist resorts.
Brasov City, an impressive city with a population of around 290,000 people, of different ethnicities, is the ideal place where the past combines with the present. Full of important monuments, historical buildings, old churches, myths, legends and also new places and fairies with bountiful food specific to the area, Brasov City is that where the Golden Stag was born, the famous Romanian music festival. Brasov City is the place where there is the narrowest path in Europe, Sforii Street, and the Black Church, the most representative monument of the City, with a gothic architecture and unique history.
The Black Church, a building of the 16th century, initially known as the Church of Saint Mary, is the most representative monument of gothic architecture in Romania. The Church was burnt before 1384, and its reconstruction lasted until 1477. An inscription discovered in the church’s wall certifies Thomas as its first builder, who died in 1410. The plan used by the architects was that of a basilica with three ships of equal height, being framed within the type of church-hall preferred in the 15th – 16th centuries in the German space, where some of the architects and artists were originating from.
Since the old times, Poiana Brasov was the destination of hiking and practicing winter sports. The first documentary mention of the location dates since 1427, within the context of the sheep breeding which was developed in this place. The skiers climbed Postavaru since 1895, and in 1906, in Poiana Brasov, the first ski contest took place. Until around 1950, the resort was kept within the limits of the natural equipments. Several small villas or chalets could be seen nearby. In 1951, in Poiana Brasov, the Winter University Worlwide Games took place. In this case, there are put into use a modern hotel of the sports and the first cable railway – Poiana-Postavarul – long as 2150 m. There are also other arrangements and equipments, which brought the locality to the aspect it’s having today.