Culture Tour in Brasov, Brasov

Culture Tour in Brasov, 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.
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Culture Tour in Brasov Map

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...   view more
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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...   view more
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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...   view more
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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...   view more
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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...   view more
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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...   view more
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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,...   view more

Walking Tours in Brasov, Romania

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 walking tour to visit some of Brasov’s museums.

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 this walking tour through Brasov’s shops to purchase the best traditional items.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 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 Brasov's architectural masterpieces you should check out during your walking tour.

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