Shopping Tour in Brasov, 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.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Shopping Tour in Brasov Map

Guide Name: Shopping Tour in Brasov
Guide Location: Romania » Brasov (See other walking tours in Brasov)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Author: ellen
Fabricat in Romania

1) Fabricat in Romania

Fabricat in Romania is a gift shop whose name is translated as Made in Romania. It offers a large choice of souvenirs and decorations, made by talented Romanian craftsmen, that promote the city and its surroundings. Fabricat in Romania is a must-visit shop for every visitor to Brasov. There is wonderful hand-painted glasswork, traditional, modern and medieval style ceramics, wooden sculptures and painted decorations, icons painted on glass, wood and natural leather, dolls made of textile, wood or ceramics, Romanian music and videos, tourist guides, maps, albums with photographs and many other items related to Brasov.

Operation Hours: Monday - Friday: 10 am - 6.30 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 3.30 pm
In Vino Veritas

2) In Vino Veritas

In Vino Veritas is a house of wines founded in 1991. It is located in the Old City near the Black Church and Council Square, in an old building dating from the 18th century. The house always welcomes tourists to taste their delightful high-quality wines, bottled and draught. Wine making in Romania has a history of 2000 years, and its wines preserve the warmth of the sun and the kindness of wine-makers' hearts. In Vino Veritas is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. except Sunday.

3) Aladdin

Aladdin will help you find a suitable gift for any occasion. Aladdin has been part of Brasov’s gift market for more than 7 years. Its goods can also be ideal decorations for your home or office. The shop offers glass, wooden, metal, ceramic and stone decorative objects, fine candlesticks, bells, indoor fountains, figurines of different shapes and sizes, paintings and papyri, musical instruments, wickers, kitchen sets, jewelry boxes, vintage telephones and gramophones, articles for smokers, crazy toys and materials for handmade gifts.
Ioan Neuvirt Workshop

4) Ioan Neuvirt Workshop

Brasov boasts skillful craftsmen. One of the most famous and highly-appreciated is Ioan Neuvirt. Together with his wife he creates wonderful art objects: wooden sculpture, knitting, carpentry, painted and carved wooden spoons, painted pottery, wooden boxes, tapestry and others. Moreover, Ioan Neuvirt is one of the few Romanian craftsmen making high-quality traditional Martisor (a symbol of spring) of only natural materials. He presented his works on many national expositions. The house of crafts is located in one of Brasov medieval towers, Turnul Funarilor (Spinners' Tower).
Ioan Croitoru–Bradescu Workshop

5) Ioan Croitoru–Bradescu Workshop

Turnul Lemnarului (Carpenter's Tower) is a medieval fortifications tower built in the 15th century. A local talented carpenter Ioan Croitoru–Bradescu opened here a unique place where he and other craftsmen create real masterpieces of wood. You will find all kinds of exclusive decorations. Wood has an immense positive energy that influences people and their dwelling. Take a piece of warm woodwork made by skillful hands of friendly Romanian carpenters to your home!

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.
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 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
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
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
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
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

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.