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. For Council Square and beyond, use our Brasov road trip planner to get the most from your Brasov vacation.
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  • Beautiful downtown, all that is a close match. European quality. Lots of kiulos space. The parking is difficult.
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  • The main square of the city of Brasov, where all come together, after a visit to the historic centre. It is also common to see here a high concentration of tourists at the end of the day, for a chat in a very nice location.
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  • Go out in the evening the cosy pedestrian street, drinking lemonade with fruit and ice cream. Very nice after a busy day of sightseeing. The weather was great and cold.
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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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