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Cheap holidays to Brasov are one of the most popular travel options in all of Romania. The city features a distinct Mediaeval ambiance, an important mercantile centre and the hub of Transylvania. Visit this historic city by booking your travel package with Direct Flights.

Brasov, Romania

     

Cheap holidays to Brasov are one of the most popular travel options in all of Romania. The city features a distinct mediaeval ambiance and as an added benefit, it's scenically situated in the Carpathian Mountains. But Brasov's location isn't just beautiful - an important mercantile centre and the hub of Transylvania, it sits at the intersection of historic trade routes between the Ottoman Empire and Western Europe.
       
A wealth of history awaits visitors on Brasov travel packages: founded by the Teutonic Knights in the 1200s, Saxon guilds dominated the city for many years and the old Saxon influences remain strong. Fortified stone walls from the Middle Ages still surround the narrow lanes of the old city centre. Ornately decorated baroque structures and impressive Gothic churches abound. But Brasov is modern, too, with plenty of pavement cafes, fine restaurants and a vibrant nightlife.
       
If you're intrigued by the prospect of spending cheap holidays in Brasov, you can investigate it some more at Direct Flights, your online travel specialist. Direct Flights books great travel deals to holiday destinations all around the world, including discount travel to Brasov, and Direct Flights does it all from the convenience of your computer. Direct Flights books cheap flights to Brasov and Brasov travel packages that also include accommodation in Brasov.
       
When you arrive in Brasov have a stroll around the old Council Square. One of the country's finest central squares, it features Brasov's famous Black Church, the Old Town Hall and the Orthodox cathedral. The Trumpeter's Tower sits atop the Old Town Hall, used during the Middle Ages as a watchtower for warning the city's inhabitants of approaching danger. Now the Old Town Hall houses the Brasov History Museum.
       

Romania's foremost Gothic church and the largest between Vienna and Istanbul, the stunning Black Church towers over the city's Mediaeval centre. Damaged by marauding Ottoman Turks in the 1400s, the church received its name when a large fire blackened the church's walls. Its beautiful stained glass windows, balconies and enormous organ are awesome, but the 119 Turkish carpets covering the church walls are simply amazing.
       
The city centre's fortified stone walls are also a Brassov must-see. Several of the original seven bastions survive today and house museums that display a variety of artefacts from the Middle Ages.
       
Brasov's Art Museum houses a variety of works from Romanian artists, beautiful European crystal and porcelain, and a large collection of Oriental vases and statuettes. The History Museum in the Old Town Hall showcases prehistoric tools from the Stone Age and ancient painted ceramics, weapons and farm implements. The Ethnographic Museum exhibits silver jewellery from the 16th century, sheepskin coats and other folk costumes.
       
The fortified Saint Nicholas' Church stands outside the city walls and is an architectural masterpiece, blending Byzantine, Baroque and Gothic styles. Other sights are just a day trip away: Poiana Brasov, a mountaintop ski resort; Rasnov Fortress; and the fabled Bran Castle, shrouded in myth and mystery and the model for Count Dracula's castle in Bram Stoker's famous book.
       
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The city has no airport, and the closest flights to Brasov arrive at Sibiu, Targu Mures and Bucharest. Direct Flights uses a powerful travel search engine to find cheap flights to Brasov and then books your selection. Visit Direct Flights, where discount travel to Brasov is only a few clicks away.
       
       
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