In the heart of Romania, Brașovsits nestled up against Tampa Mountain. An ancient city with roots traced all the way back to the 13th century, Brașov remains one of the most culturally and historically significant city of Romania. Today, Brașov contains much of the fairytale-like architecture for which it’s known as well as an extraordinary amount of hip, bohemian style cafes.
Public transportation in Brașov consists of a network of buses and trolleys. This system is one of the largest in Romania and will get you from point A to B anywhere in Brașov cheaply and safely. Just make sure to check the schedule and fares at the stations or online. However, the buses end at 11:30 PM on weekdays and 10:30 PM on the weekends. Plan to get a taxi if staying out after those times.
Although Brașov is only the 7th biggest city in Romania, it does not fall short in variety and amount of attractions. One of the most famous is the Blackened Church. Due to a great fire in 1689, the church was nearly destroyed and the walls still show the damage from the smoke and flames. Tampa Mountain is a fun outdoors experience where you can get a picturesque view of the city. At the top there is a Hollywood style sign of Brașov and you can hike to the top or take a cable car. A nice day trip idea is to visit Dracula’s castle at Bran Castle. There are buses that run to and from everyday. Another fun thing to see while in Brașov is the second smallest street in the world, Strada Sforii and compare that to the large boulevards going through the Council Square.
The Romanian cuisine is primarily influenced by German dishes, but incorporates Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flairs as well. Pork is most widely used in their dishes, but beef and lamb are also used occasionally. Make sure to have the Romanian wine, as Romania is one of the largest producers of wine in Europe. For vegetarians or vegans, almost every restaurant has an extensive salad list and other options. Some local favorites in Brașov include Restaurant Sergiana, Restaurant Transylvania and Ceasul Rau.While traditional Romanian is a must have while you are in Brașov, other popular spots include French and Italian inspired dishes like Dei Frati, Restaurant Belvedere, Albert Bistro and Bistro de l’Arte. There is even a restaurant with Mexican inspiration called Bella Musica.