Landmarks

Location and tourist attractions

POIANA BRASOV

Poiana Brasov boasts the 12 ski slopes of different difficulty, which are about 24 km long. The resort with the largest ski area in Romania also has easy and fast access: two cable cars, a gondola lift, two chairlifts and five ski lifts. Over 190 snow guns are used to provide ideal conditions for skiing and snowboarding.

THE BLACK CHURCH

The Black Church is the most representative monument of Gothic architecture in Romania. It is famous due to its impressive dimensions, the bell tower that houses the largest bell in the Romanian space, and the largest carpet collection in Romania. The Black Church is also known for its great organ.

THE WEAVERS’ BASTION

The Weavers’ Bastion is one of the seven bastions. Over time, the bastion was: the headquarters of the weavers, a party place, today there is organized as a museum. There is an exhibition about the fortifications of Tara Barsei with illustrations. The attraction point of the museum is the model of the city of Brasov, as shown at the end of the 17th century.

CODLEA FORTRESS

Codlea Fortress was one of the twelve settlements of the Saxons in Tara Barsei. Initially there was a fortress on a hill at the foot of Mount Magura. It was named Schwarzburg, the Black Fortress. The legend says that it was one of the five citadels raised by the teutons in Tara Barsei. The Black City was destroyed in 1345, the new settlement being founded in the area at the foot of the Magura. Its Latin name was Cidinis, the community had the status of a fair with the right of judgment, like the villages of Prejmer, Feldioara and Rasnov.

RASNOV FORTRESS

The fortress is situated on a rocky hill, enclosed by the forest, where the only access is from the east, its architecture being adapted to the relief, fortification that aiming at the efficiency of the hill defense. The first documentary mention about Râşnov's peasant fortress dates back to 1335 when, on the occasion of a new invasion of the tartars in Tara Barsei, the whole land was destroyed except for the fortress on the hill Tâmpa from Braşov and the fortress of Râşnov, which are strongly fortified they, resisted the attacks, saving the lives of the refugee inhabitants between their walls.

FAGARAS FORTRESS

Fagaras Fortress was built as a defensive place in the south-east of Transylvania. It constituted a point of resistance against the tatar and turkish incursions. In 1526 the fortress of Fagaras and the surrounding areas entered into the possession of voivode of Transylvania Stefan Mailath. In 1541 the turks dragged him on the voivode and locked him in the famous prison "Yedicule" (7 Towers), where he would die after 10 years. In 1599, the Fagaras Fortress opens its gates to Michael the Brave, and in the difficult days of the rebellion of the hungarian nobility, he gave shelter to the voivode and his family.

ROPE STREET

The Rope Street attested in the seventeenth century documents as a simple corridor to help the firemen's work. Street width The ropes vary between 1.11 and 1.35 m, which gives it the title of the narrowest street in Brasov. The Rope Street has a length of 80 meters and is the third narrowest street in Europe.

SCHEI GATE

Built in 1827 in Braşov, to meet the needs of the shiai, the Schei Gate has three springs: two small for pedestrians and one large, central for vehicles. It was recently renovated.