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About Brasov

The city of Brasov is one of the largest and most important cities in Romania. Brasov is situated in the center of country, in Brasov Depression, at an altitude of 625 m.

Building the city of Brasov began in year 1203, with the arrival of the Teutonic Knights in Burzenland (is a historic and ethnographic area in southeastern Transylvania, Romania, with the most important locality Brasov).

The importance of the city is due to the privileged geographical position and historical monuments with a history of over 700 years.

Brasov is also famous due to the mountain resort - Poiana Brasov (the most popular Romanian ski resort and an important tourist centre preferred by many tourists not only from Romania, but also from other European states), but also for the International Festival "Golden Stag", which is held every year in the Council Square. The festival had on stage famous names such as Tom Jones, Coolio, Ray Charles, Pink, Kylie Minogue and Christina Aguilera.

Main tourist attractions:

The Black Church

The Defensive Fortifications of Brasov

The Council House

Brasov - Cable Car

Church of St. Bartholomew

St. Nicholas Church

Mountain resort - Poiana Brasov

Contact and information:

Address: Brasov, Romania
Nearest airport: Sibiu (142 km)
Railway Station: Brasov
Historical Center: Council Square (Piata Sfatului)

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