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City: Brasov State: N/A Country: Romania
Brasov is a city in Romania and the capital of Brasov County, is the 7th largest Romanian city, after Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, Iasi, Craiova and Galati. People from Brasov are known, in English, as Brasovean. Brasov is located in the central part of the country, about 166 km from Bucharest. It is surrounded by the Southern Carpathians, and is part of the Transylvania region.Brasov is up there with Sinaia and the surrounding mountain resorts as the most visited city in Transilvania, Romania, and this is something that's not in vain. Brasov boasts everything from dynamic modern life city life to old world charm and fascinating scenery. Also, it's pleasant to have some of the extras as well, including some of the best cleanliness records in the country, great transport and great food. Even though it's a bit overpriced for Romanian standards, especially in the high season, Brasov is definitely worth it. As some people say, "Why bother coming to Romania if you're not going to see Brasov?" The Brasov county is one of the most visited by tourists. Other than Brasov city and its immediate attractions, the resorts of Poiana Brasov (12 km west) and Predeal (27 km south), which also offer great tourism too. Other places and tourist attractions of the county: Bran, Moeciu, Rasnov, Fagaras, Prejmer, Zarnesti, Sambata (at the foot of Fagaras Mountains).
Climate | When to Visit
Visit during: May to November
Directions | How to Reach
By planeCurrently Brasov has no civilian airport but plans exist for an airport to be operational by 2012, built by IntelCan and operated by Ottawa International Airport. By trainGetting to Brasov is very easy, due to the fact that it is a major Romanian railway hub. Between Bucharest, the capital, there are 19 trains daily, and there are also frequent trains from other Romanian cities.By busRecently, there are quite a few intercity bus operators, but these aren't as comfortable and reliable as the train.