Brasov and Castles, Romania
Brasov is a vibrant city with a lot of options. I was only there for two days, so my activities there were very limited. There is so much more to do! I wish I stayed longer. It's three hours by train from Bucharest, the capital. I would have loved to attend the Brasov free walking tour and see the rest of the castles in the area, but I didn't have time. Brasov is also known for the winter sports and skiing, but that's for another visit!
Brasov Old Town
We stayed a 20mins walk from the old town. It was a 5mins bus ride. It's not big, but really nice for a stroll during the day and at night.
The Black Church in Brasov old town
It was a nice church. Grand on the outside and simple on the inside.
Ps. Photography not allowed inside.
Restaurants in Brasov's old town
I only got the chance to try two restaurants that were really nice!
Simone has small menu with mostly vegetarian and vegan choices. Very relaxed atmosphere and chic interior. The food was really good!
Bistro de l'Arte is a very pretty, atmospheric spot. They had a selection of well made inventive none alcoholic drinks. My "halal" mocktail was yummy! Their menu was very small, but they had a vegetarian option!
Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
It's a 45mins bus ride from Brasov. The bus stops five minutes walk from the castle. There's a little market outside. I got two plates painted in the traditional Romanian way. My only regret is not buying more of them! I saw the same ones in the airport quadruplethe price.
This can be visited on the way to or from Brasov. Make sure you get there by 3pm latest. Last admission is 4pm. We were 5mins late and weren't allowed to enter. It's very grand on the outside though.