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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“Nice cinema (Cinema One) Big supermarket (Auchan) Big foodcourt and other coffee shops Events and activities free of charge Nice stores Playing ground for kids (indoor and outdoor) for free”
  • 37 locals recommend
Romanian Restaurant
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“Best known restaurant in Brasov for Romanian food, a lot of variety; It is a good idea to book in advance (especially in the weekend) ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Residential Building (Apartment / Condo)
“Biserica Neagră or Black Church (German: Schwarze Kirche; Romanian: Biserica Neagră; is a church in Brașov, a city in south-eastern Transylvania, Romania. It was built by the German community of the city and stands as the main Gothic style monument in the country, as well as being the largest and one of the most important Lutheran (Evangelical Church of Augustan Confession in Romania) places of worship in the region. The originally-Roman Catholic structure was known as the Church of Saint Mary, replacing an older building used for the same purpose.[1] Construction on it began during the late 14th century, at an unknown date — analysis of related evidence has led several researchers to conclude that work began between 1383 and 1385,[2] employing Bulgarian workers and craftsmen who proceeded to establish the Brașov Bulgarian colony in Șcheii Brașovului.[3][4] According to popular legend, a German child was disturbing the Bulgarian builders or told them that one of the walls was leaning. An annoyed Bulgarian pushed the child off the church tower and then immured his corpse in the church to conceal his crime.[5] It is known that, in its first stages, the building was serviced by a priest named Thomas (died 1410), whose grave is located in the choir area.[6] Work on the fortifications in the surrounding area probably began at the same time as work on the church, leading in time to the completion of Brașov's third citadel.[7] Its altar originally featured a single column, but its role in supporting the entire central structure — on the model of German cathedrals built by Hans Stettheimer (a view expressed by researchers such as Ernst Kühlbrandt and Antal Hekler) is under dispute.[8] The naves took longer to complete, and construction was interrupted for various intervals: in 1423, Pope Martin V issued an indulgence for people involved in construction, as a means to reactivate the site; in 1474, a document issued by Sixtus IV acknowledged that work was still lagging.[9] Several octagonal pillars, redesigned at least once during the building process, were probably completed around 1444.[10] One of them features the inlaid crest of military leader John Hunyadi, who is mentioned among the church benefactors.[11] The most intense work took place before and after 1450, and involved completing the exceptionally large number of portals, including the northern "Golden Gate" and its adjacent altar of the Holy Sacrifice.[12] The eastern portal, commissioned by the Hungarian King Matthias Corvinus, was completed in 1476.[13] The vestry was enlarged at some point between 1500 and 1515.[14] The Black Church in summer Completed during the 15th century (soon after 1476), the church belongs to the final stages of Gothic architecture.[15] The result was a three-nave basilica, all the same height,[8] as was preferred during the 15th and 16th centuries in the German lands, where most of the architects and masons originated. Many parts of the building show similarities with the church in Sebeș and St. Michael Church of Cluj-Napoca,[16] as well as with the Dominikánsky kostol in Košice.[17] The design was itself an inspiration for other religious buildings in the region, and it is possible that a stonemason originally employed on the site later worked on the church in Ghimbav.[18] The Catholic services were replaced with Lutheran ones during the Protestant Reformation, coinciding with the influence exercised by Johannes Honter. A statue in memory of Honter was later erected by Harro Magnussen on one side of the building. The structure was partially destroyed during a great fire set by invading Habsburg forces on the April 21, 1689 (during the Great Turkish War).[19] Afterwards, it became known as the Black Church. A large part of the inner structure was modified during the 18th century, breaking with the original design.[8] Following the fire of 1689, Biserica Neagră was repaired with the help of masons coming from Danzig, as local craftsmen had not mastered the craft of completing the enormous vaults; these were to be completed in Baroque style.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Rental Car Location
“Mountain resort with gorgeous views. During winter time you have several slopes to practice winter sports. During summer time you have different hiking routes but also mountain biking routes.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Mountain
“You'll have an amazing view over the city from here. It's a great hike of 90 minutes up and down. You may also take the funicular to reach this point if you don't have time for the hike :) This is where the Brasov sign is located, the one you see from the city.”
  • 41 locals recommend
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Theme Park
“Why exercise at the gym? Exercising in the middle of the nature is more fun! An adventure park for all ages”
  • 28 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“A place for everyone or for the entire family to relax, enjoy the sun, the sauna, the jacuzzi or the water slides. Food and drinks are also available.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bistro
“Verry nice Bistro in the heart of Brasov. Great local & saisonal food products. Nice also for breakfest & cakes & more!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Church
“Is one of the oldest Gothic Church in the Europe. It resemble a lot with St. Stephen's Cathedral from Vienna, Austria.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“It’s a place where you can enjoy the festive and friendly atmosphere, and the irish traditional meals. Also you can make some new friends.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“All the people say they would have the best pasta in town. You should be able to reach it in 15 minutes if you walk there.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Zoo
“Inaugurated with great fast at the end of 2014, the Zoological Garden in Brasov now has three unique attractions in Romania - the Ocol, Planetarium and an extraordinary panorama of lions and tigers. The garden is at the foot of the forest. The zoo has a children's playground and several arbors where visitors can relax in the shade - a special place to eat. Visiting hours: October 1 - February 28: 9.00 - 18.00 1 March - 30 September: between 9:00 and 20:00. MONDAY is closed.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“The White tower was built in 1494 on top of a rock. Its straight side closing a semicircle faces the city. The tower has 5 stories and its height ranges between 18-20 meters, depending on the grounds it is built on. It got its name from the whitewash that coated its walls. The top is bastion shaped and the offsets from which showers of stone were dropped on the attacking enemy are still standing on its sidewalls. The entrance of the tower was so high that a ladder was needed in order to get inside. Just like the other buildings, the tower also suffered damages in the 1689 fire which were remedied only in the 1723 restoring works. According to the town defense system the tin- and coppersmiths”
  • 11 locals recommend
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Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Besides a lot of other tasty dishes you will find some nice vegetarian food here :)”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“ Buffet breakfast for 20 lei per person, from 7 to 10 am. Very close, 3-4 minutes walk from the studio.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Is located in the city center and it has a large variety of new and old music. ”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Romanian Restaurant
“Best known restaurant in Brasov for Romanian food, a lot of variety; It is a good idea to book in advance (especially in the weekend) ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bistro
“Verry nice Bistro in the heart of Brasov. Great local & saisonal food products. Nice also for breakfest & cakes & more!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
“It’s a place where you can enjoy the festive and friendly atmosphere, and the irish traditional meals. Also you can make some new friends.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“All the people say they would have the best pasta in town. You should be able to reach it in 15 minutes if you walk there.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Besides a lot of other tasty dishes you will find some nice vegetarian food here :)”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ Buffet breakfast for 20 lei per person, from 7 to 10 am. Very close, 3-4 minutes walk from the studio.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“La Ceaun - there are 2 locations very close one to another; good Romanian food; both locations have seating area outside”
  • 14 locals recommend
Romanian Restaurant
“Casa Tudor is a nice Romanian traditional restaurant perfect for groups but also for couples. ”
  • 11 locals recommend

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