Brasov (Romanian pronunciation: [brasov] ; German: Kronstadt; Hungarian: Brassó,; Medieval Latin: Brassovia or Corona; 1950–1960: Orasul Stalin) is a city in Romania and the capital of Brasov County. According to the last Romanian census, from 2011, there were 227,961 people living within the city of Bra?ov, making it the 8th most populated city in Romania, and the metropolitan area is home to 335,668 residents. Brasov is located in the central part of the country, about 166 km north of Bucharest. It is surrounded by the Southern Carpathians and is part of the Transylvania region. The city is notable for being the birthplace of the national anthem of Romania and for hosting the Golden Stag International Music Festival

Centrally located Brasov is a good starting point for trips around Romania. The city is situated at fairly equal distances from several tourism destinations in the country: the Black Sea resorts, the monasteries in northern Moldavia, and the well-preserved wooden churches of Maramureº. It is also the largest city in a mountain resorts area. The old city is very well preserved and is best seen by taking the cable-car to the top of Tâmpa Mountain

Temperatures from May to September fluctuate around 23 °C (73 °F). Bra?ov benefits from a winter tourism season centered on winter sports and other activities. Poiana Bra?ov is the most popular Romanian ski resort and an important tourist center preferred by many tourists from other European states.

Biserica Neagra

• Biserica Neagrã ("The Black Church"), a celebrated Gothic site - the building dates from 1477, when it replaced an older church (demolished around 1385). Its acquired the name after being blackened by smoke from the 1689 great fire..

Biserica Sfantul Nicolae

• Biserica Sf. Nicolae (St. Nicholas Church), dating back to the 14th century. • The First Romanian School, a museum with the first Romanian printing press among many other firsts

Tampa Brasovului

• Tâmpa, a small mountain in the middle of the city (900m above sea level), a sightseeing spot near the old city center. • The "Bra?ov Citadel Fortress" - Cetãþuia Bra?ovului .br />

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