Brasov and its surroundings feature a lot of interesting sights, ancient churches, castles and unique natural objects that do not cease to attract travelers with their beauty and uniqueness. Make a half an hour ride from the city and you will reach the famous Bran Castle, which was built in the 15th century. The architectural complex has preserved in a great condition till our days. Now all tourists are cordially welcome to take a walk in mazes of the medieval castle. You can easily get lost in numerous rooms and corridors of the castle, so all excursions are held under a strict guidance of conductors. There is an ancient well that has survived in the courtyard of the castle. According to an ancient legend, the well has once served as an entrance to the underground labyrinth.
Don’t forget to visit Catherine Gates - the most striking medieval monument of the city. The gates are a part of fortifications that surrounded the old city. The gates were built in 1559; they are decorated with graceful towers with high spiers. The center of the gates is decorated with a magnificent ancient coat of arms of Brasov. Strada Sforii is one more interesting attraction of the city. For a long time the street was considered the narrowest street in Europe. Its width varies from 111 to 135 centimeters and the length of the street is about 80 meters. According to historical data, the street was built in the early 16th century and for a long time it was serving as a corridor for firefighters. Ordinary citizens were forbidden to walk on it. Today Strada Sforii is known as one of the most important sights of Brasov. The street was completely restored in 2003.
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