Brasov Museums Tour, Brasov

Brasov Museums Tour, Brasov

Brasov cultural and historical heritage is immense. It is reflected in the city’s museums and memorial houses. Most of the museums are located in beautiful historic edifices with grand architecture. Visiting Brasov museums you will learn the history of the city, daily life of medieval residents, local arts development and see the first Romanian school with the oldest printed books. Take this walking tour to visit some of Brasov’s museums.
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Guide Name: Brasov Museums Tour
Guide Location: Romania » Brasov (See other walking tours in Brasov)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Author: ellen
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Art and Ethnography Museums

1) Art and Ethnography Museums (must see)

Originated in 1902 this edifice houses two museums - The Art and The Ethnography - under one roof. The Art Museum comprises six halls holding paintings, sculpture and decorative art. The collection includes 18th century works by prominent local artists. The Ethnography Museum displays a permanent collection of national textile. The centerpiece of its exhibition is the Transylvanian market where the local weavers bring their products to...   view more
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Muresenilor Memorial Museum (Casa Muresenilor)

2) Muresenilor Memorial Museum (Casa Muresenilor) (must see)

The museum was established in 1961 in honor of Jacob Muresianu by his descendants. Jacob Muresianu was the director of the first Romanian political newspaper. He established several schools and was a respected figure in Romanian cultural and political life. The Muresianu family donated old items of furniture, paintings, sculptures and other art pieces and a valuable personal archive with 25000 photos, documents, manuscripts and letters. The museum holds the largest family archive in the...   view more
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House of Council (Casa Sfatului)

3) House of Council (Casa Sfatului) (must see)

One of the most prominent local buildings is Casa Sfatului (The Council House). The original Council House was built in the 16th century and stood in this place until the 20th century when it was demolished and replaced with the more modern building that we see today. Since 1950 it has housed a local history museum. The square where it stands marks the center of the Old Town; the narrow streets nearby are filled with numerous restaurants and...   view more
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Museum of Medieval Brasov Urban Civilization

4) Museum of Medieval Brasov Urban Civilization

The museum's first collections related to the history, ethnography and arts of Brasov from the 19th century. The Museum of Medieval Brasov Urban Civilization is the third branch of the Brasov Ethnography Museum. It was officially opened in 2009. The museum displays the way of life, customs and traditions, crafts and arts of Brasov's three century-long medieval...   view more
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Transylvanian Sport Museum

5) Transylvanian Sport Museum

Brasov has a long history in sports. The Transylvanian Sport Museum is one of the oldest of its kind in the country and displays the development of local sports. The museum is located in the building of the sports complex Olimpia near the Bastionul Tesatorilor. One of the most important figures in its foundation was a Romanian journalist Alexandru Dinca, who dedicated his entire life to sports. The collection will tell you the history of such sports as chess, playing cards, billiards, skiing,...   view more
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Weavers' Bastion (Bastionul Tesatorilor)

6) Weavers' Bastion (Bastionul Tesatorilor) (must see)

The Weavers' Bastion is located in the southwest of Brasov fortification in an area of 1.616 sq. m. The bastion has four levels with 4 m thick walls in the basement and 1 m in the fourth level. It was constructed by weavers, hence the name. The bastion has shooting holes and two watch towers. Its architecture is unique for southeastern Europe. Earlier, the bastion served as a depository; then due to its high-quality acoustics, it served as a venue for opera performances. Today, there is a...   view more
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First Romanian School Museum

7) First Romanian School Museum (must see)

There was a church placed on the site of the School in the 13th century. The school itself was built at the end of the 15th century by Romanian ruler Vlad Calugarul. Here, the large part of Romanian books were printed. The museum has about 30 rooms. Visiting the first Romanian school, you will learn the history of Brasov book printing, see thousands of manuscripts and the first Romanian bible printed on a piece of goat...   view more

Walking Tours in Brasov, Romania

Architecture Tour in Brasov

Architecture Tour in Brasov

Brasov's architectural monuments impress with their beauty and mixture of styles. The city boasts medieval constructions as well as modern architecture buildings executed in Renaissance, Neo-Baroque, Classic, Empire, Eclectic, Art-Nouveau and Romanesque styles. Most architectural monuments are headquarters of the city administration, museums and other cultural venues. Here is a list of Brasov's architectural masterpieces you should check out during your walking tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Shopping Tour in Brasov

Shopping Tour in Brasov

Romania is well-known for its wine-making traditions. To taste its elegant wines, visit Brasov’s Houses of Wines. In the city’s numerous gift shops you will find objects you can take home to remind you of this beautiful city. Don’t leave Brasov without a set of postcards with fascinating views of the city's medieval and modern sights. Remember that most shops are closed on Sunday. Take this walking tour through Brasov’s shops to purchase the best traditional items.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Brasov Religious Sights Tour

Brasov Religious Sights Tour

Brasov is a religious city boasting a number of churches, monasteries, cathedrals, and synagogues which are historic monuments as well. Almost every religious building here represents an architectural heritage. The most notable examples are those built in the Middle Ages that are well-preserved today. Take this walking tour to see Brasov’s most famous religious buildings.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
Culture Tour in Brasov

Culture Tour in Brasov

Transylvanian culture is very rich in artistic masterpieces, notable cultural figures and venues. Brasov theatrical and musical productions became successful both on Romanian and international stages. The city boasts a number of memorial houses of national poets, painters, musicians, journalists and other distinguished people. Art is part of everyday life in Brasov; some of the city’s cafes are also picturesque art galleries. Take this tour to visit the most remarkable cultural venues in Brasov.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

This orientation walk covers top 14 attractions of Brasov, including the city's medieval fortifications, museums, and architectural monuments. The imposing grandeur of these magnificent structures stands witness of and provides insight into the city's eventful history, both ancient and recent.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Brasov Fortifications Tour

Brasov Fortifications Tour

Frequent invasions by Turkish Tatars caused the Brasov residents of the 13th to 15th centuries to construct fortifications surrounding the settlement. Brasov became known as the “stronghold of seven bastions.” Numerous towers were constructed among the bastions but they were ruined and you can see only a few of them today. There are six bastions preserved. Take the Brasov Fortifications Tour and enjoy the mystic atmosphere of the old constructions.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km