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Council Square, Brasov

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Lined with red-roofed medieval merchant houses evoking the region's German heritage, Council Square shows off Black Church, the town's most prominent landmark. You'll find a pillory in the middle of the square, where witches and other misfits were once scorned and punished. The square was named after the 15th-century council house, which is home to the town's history museum. The ancient watchtower, which today is part of the main building, is even older. Take a break at one of the many indoor or outdoor terraces or in the Renaissance Merchant's House, which has been turned into a restaurant. Put Council Square and other Brasov attractions into our Brasov vacation trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A place to get together, or as a starting point for first time explorers of this city formerly known as Stalin some 6-7 decades ago. Nice buildings around, Black Church, many restaurants or coffee sho...  more »
  • Oddly enough, the place reminded me of the central square in Krakow. There as well, you have this large building in the center of the square, and terraces with lots of people enjoying themselves. Nice...  more »
  • As soon as you enter in this wonderful place you will feel the positive energy and the touch of the history. A must see, a must feel!  more »

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Where to stay in Brasov

As one of the largest and most visited cities in Romania, Brasov offers a full range of accommodations, from guesthouses and budget lodging, to mid-range and premium hotels. Stay in the historical city center, close to the famous Black Church, to fully enjoy what the city has to offer and to be near to the sights. It's best to book your stay in advance. If you find yourself in need of immediate lodging, find a reputable information center and inquire--avoid solicitors that may approach you in the train station regarding accommodations. Be sure to inquire whether or not your hotel provides hot water, as this is not always a given here.
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