Even though the holiday season in the mountains has already begun, there are people who still prepare for the next adventure. For those who have not yet chosen the destination in which to spend the next few days we want to recommend visiting the city of the feet of Tampa, a city with a special charm, which is the meeting point for millions of tourists, who come to savor the joy of being here in the middle of a dream experience.
The city of Brasov lies in the center of the country, surrounded by the Southern Carpathians, and is part of the Transylvania region. Brasov is attested in 1252 under the Latin name Corona or the German name of Kronstadt, which means “City of the Crown“, the two names that are reflected in the logo of the city. On Mount Tampa there was a fortress called Braşovean, afterwards giving the Romanian name of the city. Traces of settlements of the Stone Age were discovered, and remains of Dacian fortresses.
The city was founded by the Teutonic knights in 1211 to defend the frontier of the Kingdom of Hungary, and was colonized by the Saxons of Transylvania, thus becoming one of the seven cities known as Siebenbürgen. The traces of the German settlers can be seen in Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture, and together with many historical sites, make Brasov one of the most visited places in Romania.
The Council Square, located in the old center of the medieval city, offers the opportunity to admire the impressive buildings decorated in Baroque style and is also the setting for the international music festival Cerbul de Aur.
You cannot miss the Black Church, located a few meters away, which is the largest Gothic church in Romania. Its name comes from the great fire of 1689, when the flames and the smoke blackened its walls. The interior is impressive, very well preserved and houses one of the largest organs in Eastern Europe. The church windows have recently been equipped with special glass with UV filter to protect the 119 Anatolian carpets donated by German merchants in the 17th and 18th centuries and is the largest collection of its kind in Europe.
We recommend you also visit the Museum of the First Romanian School, located in the cemetery of San Nicolás; The printing press was opened here in 1556 and produced the first books written in Romanian. The museum houses a fascinating heritage of rare books and documents.
After this wonderful cultural tour, lovers of winter sports can head to Poiana Brasov, one of the 10 best ski and snowboard resorts in Europe, located only 12 km from the city center, where you can launch without fear in the 7 tracks of exception.
Poiana Brasov is an impressive place surrounded by four mountains: Postavaru, Piatra Craiului, Bucegi and Piatra Mare, and you can enjoy here the Stadion, Bradul, Lupului, Drumul Roşu, Slalom, Subteleferic and Ruiului slopes that offer spectacular descents and breathtaking views.
The Residence Ambient Team will be waiting for you every day in a warm atmosphere to tell us the adventures lived in the dream city.