12 iul. 2012

Brasov City

                                                    Brasov, Romania
Brașov is located in the central part of the country, about 166 km north of Bucharest. It is surrounded by the Southern Carpathians and is part of the Transylvania region.The city is notable for being the birthplace of the national anthem of Romania  and for hosting the Golden Stag International Music Festival.Centrally located Brașov is a good starting point for trips around Romania. The city is situated at fairly equal distances from several tourism destinations in the country: the Black Sea resorts, the monasteries in northern Moldavia, and the well-preserved wooden churches of Maramures. It is also the largest city in a mountain resorts area. The old city is very well preserved and is best seen by taking the cable-car to the top of Tâmpa Mountain.
"The Black Church", the third picture,a celebrated Gothic site - the building dates from 1477, when it replaced an older church (demolished around 1385). Its acquired the name after being blackened by smoke from the 1689 great fire.
"The mayor's former office building",the last pictures, is the administration for Brașov was here for more than 500 years.
Bran Castle, situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Brasov, is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia , on DN 73  Commonly known as "Dracula's Castle",it is marketed as the home of the titular character in Bram Stoker's Draculla
The castle is now a museum open to tourists, displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Marie. Tourists can see the interior individually or by a guided tour. At the bottom of the hill is a small open air museum park exhibiting traditional Romanian peasant structures (cottages, barns, etc.) from across the country.
Peles Castle is northwest of the town of Sinaia,which is 60 kilometres (37 mi) from Brasov  and 135 kilometres (84 mi) from Bucharest,is a Neo-Renaissance Castle  in the Carpathian Mountains.Peleş Castle has a 3,200-square-metre (34,000 sq ft) floor plan with over 170 rooms, many with dedicated themes from world cultures.all the rooms are extremely lavishly furnished and decorated to the slightest detail. There are 30 bathrooms. The establishment hosts one of the finest collections of art in Eastern and Central Europe, consisting of statues, paintings, furniture, arms and armor, gold, silver, stained glass, ivory, fine china, tapestries, and rugs.

The Black Church

Bran Castle (Dracula)

Peles Castle