Culture Tour in Brasov, Brasov (Self Guided)

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.
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Guide Name: Culture Tour in Brasov
Guide Location: Romania » Brasov (See other walking tours in Brasov)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Author: ellen
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Memorial House of Stefan Baciu

1) Memorial House of Stefan Baciu

The Memorial House of Stefan Baciu was erected in 1930 and 1931 by his father, Ioan Baciu. Stefan Baciu is a famous Romanian poet, essayist, journalist, art critic, translator, diplomat and professor, born in 1918. In 1990 he was declared an honorary member of the Romanian Union of Writers. The memorial house of Stefan Baciu was founded in 2003 thanks to a donation by the Baciu family. Its three halls and depository display furniture, pieces of art, more than 3600 books and an archive with approximately 6000 documents of the family.
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Cultural Centre Reduta

2) Cultural Centre Reduta

Established in 1958, the Cultural Centre Reduta has been active for more than 50 years. It is located in one of the oldest buildings in the city that is declared a historic monument. The edifice erected in the 18th century is situated in Brasov Old Town. The present building is in the Baroque style with Rococo elements. Originally Reduta was a cinema, concert hall and theatre. Today, it holds conference and exhibition halls, education rooms and teaching courses, and features ballet and dance performances, as well as folkloric concerts. Several important national festivals and competitions, expositions and other cultural events are also held there.
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Transylvania Art Gallery

3) Transylvania Art Gallery

Situated on Council Square of the Old City, the Transylvania Art Gallery is one of the most popular and highly visited galleries in Brasov. It is located in a historic building from the 15th century with a wrought iron gate from the 19th century. The gallery was founded in 2007 to promote art and beauty among local people. It holds a variety of old and new art pieces: painting, engravings, sculptures, icons, woodwork, graphics, art furniture, glasswork, ceramics and photographs by local prominent artists. Moreover, here you can get your own portrait or caricature drawn.
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Galeria Bistro de l'Arte

4) Galeria Bistro de l'Arte

Galeria Bistro de l'Arte is a unique place located in the Old City of Brasov. It was established in 2000 and comprises art, music and entertainment. Galeria Bistro de l'Arte is a charming cafe where live music plays, and the fascinating paintings hanging on its walls are perfect decoration. There are often organized theatre performances, jazz concerts, exhibitions of painting, graphic art, photography and sculpture and other cultural events. Alternatively, you can spend an hour reading a book in the cafe's library.
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Casa Rozelor Art Gallery

5) Casa Rozelor Art Gallery

Casa Rozelor Art Gallery is located in the building of a hotel. It was erected in the 15th century and is part of the architectural heritage of Brasov. Its historical appearance is well-preserved. The interior of Casa Rozelor is decorated with antique furniture and art pieces by Mihai Alexandru. The exterior of the building is done in traditional medieval Romanian architecture. The Art Gallery presents different trends in painting by Romanian artists.
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Drama Theatre Sica Alexandrescu

6) Drama Theatre Sica Alexandrescu

The theatre began in 1946. In 1994 it was named after famous Romanian stage director Sicu Alexandrescu. The two halls of the theatre present about 10 premieres per season and stage repertoires. During the half-century of its successful activity, the theatre has won more than 350 awards. Every year it organizes a Contemporary Theatre Festival.
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Opera House

7) Opera House

The Brasov Opera was founded in 1953 and was named Musical Theatre Brasov. The Opera greatly contributed to Brasov's flourishing cultural life. More than 100 musicals, operas, operettas and ballet performances were presented on the stage of Brasov Opera. Participation in national and international festivals brought fame to the institution. The Opera’s numerous tours in European countries made it very popular on international stage. Among the opera’s notable conductors are Jean Bobescu, Cornel Trailescu, Ilarion Ionescu Galati, Ladislau Roth, Corneliu Calistru, and Jean Marie Juan.

Walking Tours in Brasov, Romania

Create Your Own Walk in Brasov

Create Your Own Walk in Brasov

Creating your own self-guided walk in Brasov is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
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...  view more

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

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 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 Museums Tour

Brasov Museums Tour

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...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 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
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...  view more

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

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Brasov for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Brasov has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Brasov, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.