Sf Ioan Botezătorul Church


This ornate church shaped like a witch's hat, built in Maramureş style entirely out of wood, has a stunning mountain backdrop.

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1. St Nicholas’ Cathedral

3.28 MILES

With forested hills rising behind its prickly Gothic spires, St Nicholas’ Cathedral is one of Braşov's most spectacular views. First built in wood in 1392…

2. First Romanian School Museum


This venerable museum near St Nicholas' Cathedral time-travels into the history of Romanian education. Students have been educated on this site since the…

3. Weavers’ Bastion Museum

3.53 MILES

On the city wall's southeast corner is the 16th-century Weavers' Bastion Museum, housed in Braşov's only 15th-century building. The simple exhibits…

4. Schei Gate

3.61 MILES

In Saxon Braşov, Romanians were banished to the Schei quarter in the southwest; entry to this quarter from the walled city was marked by the Schei Gate…

5. Mt Tâmpa

3.68 MILES

Rising 940m high and visible around Braşov, Mt Tâmpa is adorned with its very own Hollywood-style sign. Hard as it is to imagine, it was the site of a…

6. Strada Sforii

3.68 MILES

Formerly an access route for firefighters, Strada Sforii is one of the narrowest streets in Europe at 1.2m wide. Lurid tales have sprung up about Vlad…

7. Old Town Fortifications

3.73 MILES

Old Braşov was once enclosed by mighty fortified walls, 12m high and more than 3km-long. Built in stages between 1400 and 1650, these walls and defence…

8. Johannes Honterus Statue

3.73 MILES

Standing outside the Black Church is a grave statue of Johannes Honterus, a Renaissance man who set up a printing press and established a major library in…