All you need to know about Brasov

City Facts - Brasov

Brasov is a city in Romania. Part of Brasov County, it has a population of more than 230,000, and is located roughly 100 miles north of Bucharest - Romania’s capital city.

As one of Romania’s most densely populated cities, Brasov stands is an important administrative centre and commercial hub recognised for its historical connections with Central Europe. The vast majority of people living in Brasov are Romanian, with Hungarians accounting for roughly 7% of the population.

Many visit for its gothic spires and historic gateways, but the city is also brimming with beautiful medieval watchtowers and wonderful public squares.

Given its central location, Brasov is a popular starting point for people who wish to explore other parts of Romania like the Black Sea resorts and Northern Moldova.

Popular sites include St. Nicholas Church, Sinagoga Neologa. Other spots worth checking are Council Square, Yekaterina Gate and the Draper Bastion. If you’ve time, be sure to squeeze in a day trip to Transylvania or a tour of Piatra Craiului National Park.

Brasov has an established transport network made up of buses, trains and trolleybuses. The closest airport to Brasov is Henri Coandă International Airport, at roughly two hours away by car.

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