Brasov, one of the Saxon medieval walled cites, was settled on a place of former Dacian site. Surrounded by one of highest Romanian mountains, with unique atmosphere, is one of most popular places in whole Romania.
Saxon decided to fortify their cities after invasions of Turks and Mongols in 12th and 13th century. Huge part of medieval and renaissance walls was destroyed in 19th century, but few of towers and bastions survived, like Graft Bastion, Black and White towers, or Catherina Gate – one of old city gates.
Inside the walls, on the central Council Square stands former Town Hall, built in 1420, where is now placed History museum. At the southeast corner rise Black Church, the biggest gothic church in Romania. Its name refers to the Great Fire, which blacken the walls of a church. After the restoration walls are gray again, but name remains.
As the opposition to the biggest church, Brasov has also something smallest – the narrowest street, called Rope street. It is less than 1,5 meter wide.
About thirty kilometers from Brasov lies Bran Castle – known as a Dracula Castle. There are no historical evidences, that Vlad Tepes lived in Bran, but its location on a top of the hill, high walls and small windows really stir imagination.