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Top Choice Bistro in Braşov

Bistro de l’Arte

Tucked down a cobbled street straight out of a folk tale, this shi-shi joint has decidedly boho genes with walls dotted with local artists' work. Gazpacho soup, shrimps and tomato gratin, snails... or just a croque …
Romanian in Braşov

Casa Româneasca

Piping out aromas of pork crackling in onion, meatball soup, chicken liver and bacon and sarmalute cu mamaliguta (boiled beef rolled with vegetables, spices and cabbage), you can smell this redolent restaurant down …
Bar in Braşov

Festival 39

This romantic watering hole is an art-deco dream of stained-glass ceilings, wrought-iron finery, candelabra and leather banquettes, and has a bar long enough to keep an army of barflies content. Sheer elan.
Classical Music in Braşov

Gheorghe Dima State Philharmonic

Performing mainly between September and May, this orchestra has a fine reputation.
Opera in Braşov

Opera Braşov

Stages mainly classics. Tickets for all performances can be purchased at the venues.
Theatre in Braşov

Puppet Theatre

This place stages creative shows for kids on Sundays.
Theatre in Braşov

Sică Alexandrescu Drama Theatre

Come here for plays, recitals and opera year-round.
Museum in Braşov

Art Museum

A block west of the Heroe's Cemetery is the Art Museum housing a mix-match of Romanian paintings and decorative arts.
Church in Braşov

Black Church

Braşov’s main landmark, the Black Church is the largest Gothic church between Vienna and Istanbul, and still used by German Lutherans today. Built between 1383 and 1480, it was named for its appearance after a fire …
Museum in Braşov

Braşov Historical Museum

The old city hall today houses the two-floor, by-the-numbers Braşov Historical Museum, in which the history of the Saxon guilds is recounted (in limited English).