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I would like to share with you my love for the beautiful medieval town of Brasov.This is my favourite city. Placed in the center of Romania, in the well-known Transylvania, it has a reach historical background and his medieval atmosphere it is very well preserved.Please find below, some examples of the beauty of this citadel:Also, I creat a collection with the most representative pictures ofBrasov continue reading

The Juni event in Brasov City

The JuniEvery year, in Schei district of Brasov, in the first Sunday after Eastern Easter (Toma`s Sunday), people from Brasov together with the tourists watch the Juni ParadeThe Juni are a group of romanian horseman from the old Schei of Brasov.The Pageant of the Juni is a complex of customs combining pre-Christian and Christian practices with the ancient myth of death and rebirth. The roots if this spectacular event are lost in legend. It is a mystery whether it originated as an initiation... continue reading

Travel in Romania :: Council Square in Brasov (Transylvania)

The Council Square (Piata Sfatului) is the heart of the old medieval Brasov. Lined with beautiful red-roofed merchant houses, the square is one of the finest in the country.The former Markplatz square obtained its right to held markets in 1520, but it has been the place for annual markets since 1364 being visited by merchants from the country and abroad. The houses surrounding the square speak of a rich history. A pillory, in the middle of the square, was used as a means for public humiliation,... continue reading

Travel in Romania: Church St. Nicholas (Brasov)

Saint Nicholas Church is a Romanian Orthodox church in Brasov, dominating the historic district of Schei. The church was established in 1292 (an wooden church) and is the oldest orthodox church of Brasov city.It was built in a mix of the Byzantine, Baroque and Gothic styles. Initially built in gothic style, it was redon in Baroque style. The frescoes was painted by the murlaist Misu Popp (1827-1892).The church was mentioned in a Papal bull issued in 1399 by Pope Boniface IX. Starting in 1495,... continue reading

Travel in Romania :: Brasov Medieval Feasts

On 20-22 July 2008 was the first edition of Brasov’s Medieval Feasts. The event managed to revive the medieval atmosphere of this famous medieval burg.For three days, the audience was immerged into real-like medieval ambiance, they could listen and see medieval music and dance or watch the first knights and horses tournament ever organized in Romania.In the images you can see the mobilization of medieval Szekler army, and fighting with signals and 12 meters torch, and medieval suit of a woman.... continue reading

Black Church in Brasov (Romania)

Over 500 years old, the Black Church is the most representative historic monument in Brasov, the greatest Gothic church in Transylvania and the greatest religious edifice from Vienna to Istanbul.The construction began around 1380 (between 1383 and 1385) and initially it was named Saint Mary’s Church. In 1421 an important part of the construction was destroyed during the turkish invasion, and that is why the church was completely built only in 1477.The dimension of the cathedral are: 90 meters... continue reading

Medieval Fortification of Brasov City

During the las part of 14th century, being in impending Turkish danger, the cities and village of the Southern Transylvania were surrounded by fortified precincts.In 1395, King Sigismund of Luxembourg (1387-1437) oversaw the fortification works of the City of Brasov, an important defensive line against the Ottoman Empire, in this part of Europe. In 1421 the settlement was devastated but in 1432 the Turkish invasion couldn’t conquer it, which means that the protective walls around it were already... continue reading

Horseback ranch in Brasov county

Two years ago i visited a countryside villa near Brasov city. I was impressed about the horses from the ranch.The ranch disposes of highbreed steeds: 4 Friesen (Dutch origin) and 2 Rassa Espaniola (PRE). The horsemanship can take place in a ridding school, especially arranged for the beginers or in the free field for the advanced learners. The horses and the horsemanship are famous in all the county of Brasov. They livery stable for medieval entertainments.You cand find the ranch in Brasov county,... continue reading

Travel in Brasov city (Romania)

Brasov is a city in Romania and the capital of Braşov County. Brasov is located in the central part of the country, about 166 km from Bucharest. It is surrounded by the Southern Carpathians, and is part of the Transylvania region.It is the largest city in a mountain resorts area. The old city itself is very well preserved, and is best seen by taking the cable-car to the top of Tampa Mountain (995 m), a beautiful lookout.Black Church is a cathedral in Braşov, a city in south-eastern Transylvania,... continue reading

Folk Night Jamboree in Brasov city

Last month i was invited to a folk night show. In romania are lot of folk singers, which go on the mountains too. This folk event was made for the mountains lovers.So, the guests were from the mountaineering association from Romania. Some names of them are known as some of the nailers young folk singers from Romania.So the audience was happy to listen next invitees: Jenica Harju, Titus Constantin, Maria Magdalena Danaila, Band "Om Bun" and others.The Jamboree date was 23 march 2008, and... continue reading

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