BRASOV CITY CENTER
& THE BRAN CASTLE
WHAT TO DO? MY JOURNEY
BRAN & THE CASTLE
Inside the castle
In Brasov, I took the bus at the bus station, direction Bran Castle. There are buses quite often and drivers are used to it. They will tell you once they arrive. You can pay the ticket directly to the driver, have cash. Once in Bran, you can not miss the castle. I went straight to the entrance to wait for the opening, and I did well. Many people were already waiting to access the castle. The castle is very beautiful to see from the outside as from the inside. The rooms are not very big. You can find explanations in every room, including the famous legend of Dracula. I went around the castle and the garden in 2 / 3h. Then I went for a walk in the city to discover it, but unfortunately there is not much except souvenir shops. By cons, I could see hikes that looked very nice.
Price ticket for a return Brasov – Bran: lei 16 / € 3,5
Price for the Bran. Castle entrance: lei 40 / € 8,5
BRASOV CITY CENTER
First Romanian school museum
A big crush for this city. A unique charm with its squares, colorful houses, a good atmosphere in the streets. There is always something to visit or discover every corner. The Black Church of Brasov (Biserica Neagră) is impressive from the outside but so beautiful from the inside. I did not take pictures because it paid but no regrets to have visited, it is really worth it. One street to do is String Street (Strada Sforii), famous for its narrowness. You can also discover small works of street-art. There are several museums in Brasov that you can visit like the museum of the first Romanian school (Prima școală românească).
Entrance price for the Black Church : lei 10 without pictures and videos / € 2
Behind the hill
View on Brasov
Behind the letters
As you can see in the photos, Brasov has a hill where they installed the letters BRASOV, Hollywood style. It’s quite original to see that in Romania. I climbed up the Tâmpa hill by foot (there is a cable car) to admire the different views. The reward makes you forget the effort. A magnificent view of the city and the valleys behind. The ascent and descent took me about 3 hours.
Bran castle is a bit less impressive than the Peles castle but still a must see. Brasov is a beautiful city to walk around and if you like hiking, you might find some walks in this region.
WHEN TO GO?
Favorable weather to visit Bran & Brasov.
WHERE TO SLEEP? MY ACCOMMODATION
str Lunga nr 8,
Price : lei 71,50 / € 15 per night, per person
To book in this hostel : click here
Hostel in the city center but this hostel has nothing special. Perfect for a hostel but not necessarily to land. Be careful the safes are small.
MY 3 TIPS
- Go to the castle at the opening: the rooms are narrow and at 11 am coming out of the castle, I could see an endless line of people waiting to visit the castle.
- Climb up on the hill Tâmpa for the view
- Stroll in the city center (not necessarily outside the center because they are only residential buildings)