Brasov County

 

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Brasov is one of the most beautiful counties in Romania. With both mountains and picturesque towns it is certainly a place you have to see if you plan on visiting this country.

1.Visit Dracula’s Castle

In the villages near Bran, there is a belief in the existence of evil spirits called ghosts or “strigoi”. Until half a century ago, it was believed that there existed certain living people – “strigoi” – who were leading a normal life during the day but at night, during their sleep, their souls left their bodies and haunted the village tormenting people in their sleep. These evil spirits haunt their prey from midnight until the first cockcrow, when their power to harm people faded. The undead, ghosts, vampires suffer from the curse of immortality. The Dracula character derives from these local myths.

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The Bran Castle is sited at the entrance to the Rucăr – Bran passage, on the road connecting Braşov to Câmpulung, overtowered by the peaks of the Bucegi and the Piatra Craiului Mountains. Bran is less than 30 km far from Braşov, when following the national route 73, which leaves Braşov by its West end, through the Bartolomeu district. The distance to Bucharest is of less than 200 km.

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2.Take a walk in “Piata Sfatului”

The Brașov Council Square has been the place for annual markets since 1364, being visited by merchants from the country and abroad. The houses surrounding the square speak of a rich history. The square wasn’t always such a cheerful place. In the middle of the square, was a pillory used for public humiliation, punishment and scorn. Witches were also punished here. Don’t worry, there’s a lovely fountain there. Piata Sfatului is surrounded with medieval old building with different architectural styles. Around the main square, you can find the picturesque pedestrian-only Republicii street with many indoor and outdoor terraces and restaurants. Here, you can relax and take traditional meals.31841858_1087192721422229_2923936640453836800_n

3.Visit the Black Curch

The Black Church is one of the most impressive religious edifices in Romania. It is located in the center of Brasov City, Romania. Its construction began in the 14th century as a Roman Catholic structure and it was known as the Church of Saint Mary. It was built on the place of another older church. The first priest of this new church was a man named Thomas Sander. He died in 1410 and his grave can be found inside the church, in the choir area.

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