Brasov's Architectural Jewels Tour, Brasov

Brasov's Architectural Jewels Tour (Self Guided), 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.
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Brasov's Architectural Jewels Tour Map

Guide Name: Brasov's Architectural Jewels Tour
Guide Location: Romania » Brasov (See other walking tours in Brasov)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Author: ellen
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • George Baritiu Library
  • Baiulescu House (Casa Baiulescu)
  • Rectorat (Transylavanian University Administration Office)
  • House of Army (Casa Armatei)
  • City Hall (Primaria)
  • Brasov Prefecture
  • Republicii Street
  • Merchants' House (Casa Negustorilor)
  • Andrei Saguna College
  • Andrei Muresanu College
George Baritiu Library

1) George Baritiu Library

George Bariţiu Library was the first public library in Brasov. Since 1969 its central branch has been located in a beautiful building on Eroilor Boulevard near the way to Poiana Brasov. The building was erected in the first half of the 20th century and represents modern architecture in Art Nouveau style. Arches are the central element of the architecture. George Bariţiu Library owns a great collection of national and universal cultural heritage.
Baiulescu House (Casa Baiulescu)

2) Baiulescu House (Casa Baiulescu)

Casa Baiulescu is located at the place where one of Brasov Fortifications' legendary bastions, Bastionul Curerarilor, was placed. You can reach it at the northeastern part of the fortifications. The bastion was demolished in 1887 and a new building in Modern Romanesque style was constructed by local architect Manole Diamandi. The edifice was built by the first Brasov mayor, Gheorghe Baiulescu, as a gift for his daughter’s wedding.
Rectorat (Transylavanian University Administration Office)

3) Rectorat (Transylavanian University Administration Office)

The Rectorat is an architectural jewel of the city and one of the most popular attractions. It was constructed between 1881 and 1885 by famous architect Peter Bartsch in neo-Renaissance style and is an extraordinarily beautiful example of modern architecture. The building consists of three floors. The ground floor reflects power with its stone structure and arched windows. The second floor impresses greatly with its aristocratic "sgrafitto" paintings. The Rectorat is also worth seeing at night when illumination is turned on.
House of Army (Casa Armatei)

4) House of Army (Casa Armatei) (must see)

The building of Casa Armatei is situated at the Military Circle. It is one of the most important buildings in the city from an architectural standpoint. The building was raised between the two World Wars in the first decades of the 20th century. The plans of the building were designed by Constantin Iotzu and merges modern architecture with Romanesque style of the early 20th century. Today, Casa Armatei offers its spacious and luxurious halls for weddings and the Brasov Philharmonic gives concerts there.
City Hall (Primaria)

5) City Hall (Primaria) (must see)

The City Hall is a classic example of Art-Nouveau architecture created in 1898. Initially it was designed as a Treasury Hall. This three story building has some prominent decorations, such as the hexagonal-shaped towers flanking the corners and an elaborate Art-Nouveau facade with a clock at the top. The City Hall bears a strong influence of the Austro-Hungarian Imperial style.
Brasov Prefecture

6) Brasov Prefecture (must see)

The Brasov Prefecture was built in the early 1900s at the request of the local Chief Justice, Georg von Weer. The imposing Palace of Justice boasts Neo-Baroque style which is quite typical of the Hungarian Budapest historic monuments of that period. The influence of the neighboring Hungary is thus quite obvious.
Republicii Street

7) Republicii Street

Just as any other European city these days, Brasov has its own pedestrian shopping thoroughfare. The Republicii Street abounds in numerous shops, cafes and restaurants occupying ground floors of the historic buildings. The seen here architectural styles are various and include Baroque, Gothic, Rococo, and Imperial. Most of the buildings here date back to the 19th century. Of these particularly notable are The Romanian National Bank, featuring Jugend style, and the Coroana hotel Eclectic style building.
Merchants' House (Casa Negustorilor)

8) Merchants' House (Casa Negustorilor)

Casa Negustorilor, also known as Casa Hirscher, is located in the centre of Brasov Old City on Piata Sfatului. It was constructed between 1539 and 1545 in honor of the former city mayor Lukas Hirscher, by his wife Apolonia Hirscher. The building served as a commercial centre which is where its name comes from. Casa Negustorilor was constructed in the Renaissance style of Western halls. Hirscher’s coat of arms still hangs above the entrance.
Andrei Saguna College

9) Andrei Saguna College

The edifice of the Andrei Saguna College was constructed in 1851. Its design was planned by Romanian architect Stefan Emilian. The building merges three architectural styles: Renaissance, Classic and Empire. On the front wall of the building you can see an inscription with the college's motto: "Litteris et virtuti". Andrei Saguna College is an important cultural place that welcomed notable Romanian poets, artists and musicians. Plates with their names are placed on the walls of the college.
Andrei Muresanu College

10) Andrei Muresanu College

The College was named in honor of Andrei Muresanu in 1992. It is located in a historic part of the city, in the Schei district, in a building erected at the beginning of the 20th century. The project of the edifice was realized by architect G. Ducsoiu. The building features Neo-Romanesque style of modern architecture.

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