Top Destinations in Tara Barsei
Brasov is considered the most important touristic city of Romania, thanks to its rich historic architecture, charming city center, beautiful natural surroundings, and many attractions located within a short drive from the city.
The beginnings of Bran are lost in the mists of history. Scholars say that its founding is tied to the Order of the Teutonic Knights, a medieval military order that settled in the area and built a wooden fort to defend the nearby mountain pass. The fort, however, was short-lived, being destroyed by the invading Mongols in 1242.
Rasnov is close to Poiana Brasov (12 kilometers) and Brasov (18 kilometers), and is well worth a visit, for its citadel and other historic landmarks, but also for the beautiful views that can be admired in the region.
Harman is a village located about ten kilometers east of Brasov, well-known for its fortified church, built in the 13th century.
Poiana Brasov, on the outskirts of beautiful Brasov, is Romania’s premiere alpine resort and one of the best places in the country for winter sports, but also hiking, sightseeing, and other outdoors activities.
With a rich assortment of hotels and chalets, and with Brasov nearby for more accommodation and entertainment options, Poiana Brasov is a great destination for the perfect mountain holiday.
Located in Brasov County, on the foothills of the Codlea Hill, the town of Codlea is as old as the Black Citadel (Cetatea Neagra), the fortress built by Teutonic Knights in this area in the 13th century.
Situated in the Southern Carpathians on 14,700 hectares of breathtaking scenery spanning the Arges and Brasov counties, the Piatra Craiului National Park is made up of three distinct areas – the Piatra Craiului Ridge, the Rucar-Bran Passage, and the Rucar-Zarnesti area.
Predeal is a top destination for mountain lovers and winter sports addicts in Romania. The resort is located about 25 kilometers from Brasov, in a scenic natural setting in the mountain pass that connects Transylvania to Wallachia.
About 20 minutes of driving from Brasov lies the old Saxon village of Prejmer, built around its main attraction and claim to international fame, the massive fortified church dating from the 13th century, the largest fortified church in Southeastern Europe.
Legend has it that centuries ago, a group of Teutonic Knights left the nearby village of Prejmer and settled in what is now Sanpetru. These so called “one hundred of Prejmer” are said to be founders of this lovely Saxon village, but it wasn’t until 1240 that Sanpetru was first mentioned in a document as Mons Sanctis Petri (Saint Peter’s Mount).