Braşov is the country's most popular tourist destination, enticing the tourists with the old fortified city and the Șchei district, where many ancient houses and an impressive heritage of antiquities and old worship objects are preserved.
The buildings in the Council Square prove the Germanic origin of this beautiful city through their architecture. In the Council Square you can sit on a terrace where you can enjoy all the beauty that surrounds you: the House of Counsel (today a museum), the silhouettes of the old towers of the fortress (the White Tower and the Black Tower) and some of the bastions of the famous guilds which brought fame and fortune to the burg. The main symbol of Brasov, the Black Church, is guarding the Council Square, being one of the most representative monuments of Gothic architecture in Romania. If you look up, you'll see the Citadel on top of the hill.
In the old center of the city you can enjoy a quiet walk in the streets, where you can feel the charm of the city on each step and discover its history and stories. Strada Sforii dates back to the beginning of the 13th century, being considered the narrowest street in Eastern Europe, and not far you will discover the Ecaterine’s Gate, the Schei Gate and the Synagogue, as well as a group of fortifications, towers and medieval bastions flanking two old city sides.
Şcheiul, one of the old neighborhoods of the city, is of particular interest from the historical, cultural and tourist point of view. This more rural area of the city is made up of small houses built along narrow streets with gardens on the mountainside and famous for dozens of triptychs spread over its streets. The Şchei Urban Ensemble was declared a historic monument and the European Destination of Excellence of Romania.