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Brasov Candlelight Tour With Local Guide

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When you are visiting Romania, Brasov is a must. Located on the south side of Transylvania on the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, Brasov is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Its old center with Black Church, beautiful orthodox cathedral of Saint Nicolas, old city's gates and towers are just few things that this amazing city has to offer. Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
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Come and join us on a life time experience in one of the most beautiful Transylvanian cities.

Founded almost 800 years ago by the Saxon-German nobles on the southern part of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, Brasov quickly became one of the most important towns on this part of Europe.

The Council City Square of Brasov was, for centuries, the meeting point of the biggest merchants from Europe and Middle-East. It brought a massive growth to the city in a very short time. Money and fame caught the attention of big Empires at the time, specially the Ottoman Empire, and everybody tried to take over the place. City was sacked several times and burnt to the ground but every time was rebuild bigger and more beautiful.

A turning point in its history was in the year 1421 when the Turkish sultan Murad II sacked Brasov and the old town was completely abandoned. A few months later one of the greatest Transylvanian governors , Lancu de Hunedoara, bought back the town from the sultan and rebuilt from its ashes.

To make it stronger and hard to conquer, Lancu de Hunedoara ordered to be build a 3 km double wall around the city with 4 exterior towers, 14 interior towers and 7 bastions.

Each of the 7 bastions were given to 7 of the most successful guilds in Brasov and he ordered them to use in the time of peace and protect the town in time of war. It was and still is a cosmopolitan city. Many ethnicities lived here: Romanians, Hungarians, Saxon-German, Turkish, Italians, Bulgarians, Jewish, etc. Every major community had their own neighbourhood and they all built their little churches according to their religion.

Romanians have the Church of the Immaculate Conception in the old town ( orthodox ).
Hungarians have Basilica ST. Peter and Paul (catholic).
Germans have the Black Church ( evangelist-lutheran).
Jewish have the Synagogue.
All of this ecclesiastical structure are placed within the city walls of the old town. The one that sticks out is definitely the Black Church.

This and much more will be explained to you by our professional guides. Book now your tour!

- What Will You Do

- You will meet your guide in Piata Sfatului - Brasov ( Council City Square) and your journey will start.
- Will talk about the foundation of Brasov, the old town, the center square, the main churches like: Basilica St. Peter and Paul, The Black Church, the Jewish Synagogue and the most important orthodox church in town build outside the old city St. Nicolas Cathedral.
- The tour will extend outside the old town and hit the major attractions like the White Tower, the Black Tower and the best preserved bastion the Bastion of the Weavers.
- Your tour will end with a recommendation of a restaurant on M. Weiss street.

- What To Expect

- If you want to combine the history with fun your in the right place.
- Your guide will project you in the past helping everybody to understand better the history and importance of this place in the most fun way.
- We will try unveil the mystery around the vampires.

- What Is Included

- Full tour of the old town under the moonlight
- Local expert guide

- What Is Not Included

- Food and drinks

Customer Reviews (2 reviews)

Great night!

★★★★★ Reviewed by Lesley on 2019-01-04
My sister and I were the only two doing the tour and Greg still did it, and we appreciate him for it. We saw a lot in a little bit of time and he gave us great information. I totally recommend the tour.

Brasov by night

★★★★★ Reviewed by Ioan P. on 2018-09-10
What an amazing experience. Our tour guide ,Greg, had extremely knowledgeble and fun in the same time. After a through back into the history of the place he recommended a great place for dinner and great local beer and wine.

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- Duration: 2 hours
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Brasov
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