A day in Brasov | Romania

Happy new year!!! just back from a road trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, had a wonderful time there, and I’ll be posting photos soon, but before that here is my last post from the trip to Romania back in October, you can see prior posts from that adventure here: Highlights from Bucharest; People in the Streets of Bucharest and the Palace of Parliament.

Brasov is nested in the central part of the country and surrounded by the Southern Carpathians and it is part of the Transylvania region, my goal was not only to visit the city but also a couple of castles in the region, including the famous Dracula castle, however we got lost on the way and we couldn’t make it to the castles…. maybe next time, better prepared and with more time as this was only a day trip. The region is only about 160 km north of Bucharest, but there is no easy road to get there and it takes about 3 hours.

The city is very well preserved and I loved the atmosphere, certainly I’d like to go back and stay a couple of days, all these photographs are not taken in the best of the lights on the contrary I arrived at noon, but there is no much you can do when you travel with time constrains, so I needed to work around it.

 

View of one of the many public buildings in the town of Brasov in the Transylvania region in Romania (Daniel Korzeniewski)

View of one of the many public buildings in the town of Brasov in the Transylvania region in Romania.

 

View of typical construction and windows decorated with flowers in the old town of Bra?ov in Romania. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

View of typical construction and windows decorated with flowers in the old town of Bra?ov in Romania.

 

BRASOV, ROMANIA - October 2, 2012: View of the Postal Office in Bra?ov, Romania, with 227,961 people living there is the 8th most populous city in Romania and a popular tourist destination. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

View of the Postal Office in Brasov, Romania.

 

View of Dome at the Council of Brasov County in Romania (Daniel Korzeniewski)

View of Dome at the Council of Brasov County in Romania.

 

BRASOV, ROMANIA - October 2, 2012: View of the Strada Replubicii in Bra?ov, Romania, with 227,961 people living there is the 8th most populous city in Romania and a popular tourist destination. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

View of the Strada Replubicii in Brasov, Romania.

 

View of a typical sign from a restaurant in the streets of Brasov in Romania (Daniel Korzeniewski)

View of a typical sign from a restaurant in the streets of Brasov in Romania.

 

Bra?ov and Romania Flags against a blue sky in the Transylvania region. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

Bra?ov and Romania Flags against a blue sky in the Transylvania region.

 

View of typical facades of historic buildings at the pedestrian Strada Replubicii street  in Brasov, Romania (Daniel Korzeniewski)

View of typical facades of historic buildings at the pedestrian Strada Replubicii street in Brasov, Romania.

 

BRASOV, ROMANIA - October 2, 2012: View of the Pia?a Sfatului in Bra?ov, Romania, with 227,961 people living there is the 8th most populous city in Romania and a popular tourist destination. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

View of the Pia?a Sfatului in Brasov, Romania.

 

BRASOV, ROMANIA - October 2, 2012: Local kids playing soccer in the streets of Bra?ov, Romania, with 227,961 people living there is the 8th most populous city in Romania and a popular tourist destination. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

Local kids playing soccer in the streets of Brasov, Romania.

 

View of Curtea Honterus Street in the town of Brasov in Romania. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

View of Curtea Honterus Street in the town of Brasov in Romania.

 

BRASOV, ROMANIA - October 2, 2012: View of the Pia?a Sfatului in Bra?ov, Romania, with 227,961 people living there is the 8th most populous city in Romania and a popular tourist destination. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

BRASOV, View of the Piata Sfatului in Brasov, Romania.

 

View of typical facades of historic buildings in Brasov, Romania (Daniel Korzeniewski)

View of typical facades of historic buildings in Brasov, Romania.

 

BRASOV, ROMANIA - October 2, 2012: View of the Strada Replubicii in Bra?ov, Romania, with 227,961 people living there is the 8th most populous city in Romania and a popular tourist destination. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

View of the Strada Replubicii in Brasov, Romania.

 

That’s all for now, more to come soon, for prints and licensing information just click the photos.

  • Sami Ertaga

    Very attractive.

  • Juvilyn Rodas Gipal

    Hopefully to work in this country

    • Thanks for the comment, I am pretty sure if you do, you will love it. It’s an amazing place.