Memorial to Victims of the 1989 Revolution


Running north of Piaţa Sfatului, the pedestrianised Str Republicii provides respite from the traffic that detracts from the charm of the rest of the old town. At the promenade’s northern end is the wooden-cross Memorial to Victims of the 1989 Revolution.

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1. Heroes’ Cemetery

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Carefully tended graves flank a memorial slab listing 69 local victims of the 1989 revolution.

2. Ethnographic Museum


If you've ever wondered how hemp and goat hair were transformed into Transylvania's traditional scarlet and white village-wear, this exhibition space…

3. Art Museum


A gallery to kill time in, more than a star attraction, the Art Museum has two floors of mostly Romanian paintings, including the luxuriant modernism of…

4. Citadel

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In 1524 a new wooden citadel was built in Braşov, on top of Citadel Hill just north, though the stone wall ruins you now see are from the 16th and 17th…

5. Braşov Historical Museum

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The old City Hall houses the two-floor, by-the-numbers Braşov Historical Museum, in which the region's history from Roman times via medieval military…

6. Hirscher House

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The Renaissance Hirscher House, completed in 1545, was once the largest building in Braşov. It was commissioned by Apollonia Hirscher, the widow of Braşov…

7. Piaţa Sfatului

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This wide square, lined with cafes, was once the heart of medieval Braşov. In the centre stands the 1420 Council House (Casa Sfatului), topped by the…

8. Mureşenilor House Memorial Museum


On Piaţa Sfatului's western side stands the intimate Mureşenilor House Memorial Museum, which honours the family of Jacob Mureşan, the first editor of the…