Choose the best tour holidays from Ireland. Travel to Transylvania, the land of Dracula and then discover the dark legends surrounding the bloody Count. Our itineraries include amazing cities, filled with unforgettable tourist attractions. One of these is the Medieval Saxon City of Brasov.
Tour Holidays from Ireland – Brasov
Brasov was for centuries the gate between Valachia (southern Romania ), Moldavia (the Eastern region) and Transylvania. As such, it benefited of its own special commercial privileges. Therefore, craftsmen and traders prospered in the city. The origins of Brasov lie in the Middle Ages. During the 13th Century, Saxon settles arrived here and found an established Romanian community.
The best-know monument in Brasov is the Gothic “Black Church”, built during the 14 th century. Initially, its name used to ‘St. Mary’s Church’. The religious edifice earned its current nickname after the great fire of 1689 blackened its walls. The church prides itself with the largest organ in Europe – you can attend unique concerts every week.
As Brasov was frequently attacked by the Turks, defensive walls and tours were built. Therefore, it soon became the strongest fortified city of Transylvania. The old citadel still stands, as well as the Weavers’ Tower.
Brasov is also one of the favourite holiday resorts in Romania – its surrounding offers great sights equally in summer as in winter. Once you arrive in Brasov, you can admire the Hollywood style letters on Tampa mountain, spelling the city’s name. We recommend climbing the mountain with the cable car. The views from the top are spectacular and you have the opportunity to take amazing photos.
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Book our amazing tour holidays from Ireland and discover our country. Explore amazing Dracula related places and then discover our history and traditions. Join us in Brasov and have a great time in this wonderful Saxon city.