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Colors of Brasov - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Voting place on voting day, Brasov Arriving in Brasov, the first thing tourists notice is the friendliness and kindness of local residents. The townspeople have long been accustomed to the influx of tourists (and there is no wonder because nearby is a calling card of Transylvania - Stoker's Dracula castle, which is an extremely popular tourist destination), and therefore are always happy to help anyone whatsoever. Be prepared for the fact that the locals are very emotional people who are not used to keep anything inside. Openness is manifested in liberalism - they gladly accept new ideas and are not used to doing as they are used to. Local residents may seem somewhat relaxed - they have the same attitude to life, savoring every moment spent.
The choice of interesting entertainments for children in Brasov is simply huge. The city has several beautiful water parks, the most popular among which is the Paradisul Acvatic. This water … Open
The greatest value in the life of local residents is the family, all parents want to give children an excellent education and wish them the best, including the wish for their success, of course. Self-realization in society is one of the main goals of local residents. And, of course, they, as true representatives of the southern mentality, want to work less, while earning more - and, for the record, they're really good at this. So, the working day on Friday ends at 2:00 PM, and at this time local people are already planning a fun weekend for themselves.
Local cuisine is characterized by nutritiousness and an abundance of meat. One of the most interesting dishes can be called Brasov-style rolls - minced meat rolls with pickled cucumbers and boiled eggs inside. You should also try Brasov-style pancakes - pancakes fried in breadcrumbs and stuffed with minced meat, mushrooms, and cheese. All this can be enjoyed at local restaurants, and needless to say, it's a good idea to do it in Brasov, because traditional food cannot be prepared better anywhere else. Traditional Brasov's wines are Merlot, Cotnari, Fermint. In addition, it would be nice to try such alcoholic beverages as palinka (plum brandy) and Tuica (apple brandy). Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Butoiul Sasului is considered the most famous eating place in Brasov. We cannot call this place a usual restaurant, because in addition to beautifully designed halls the complex includes two … Open
Festivals in Brasov are another reason to visit this magnificent city. Especially sine through them you can get better acquainted with the local culture. Thus, at the end of July, you can witness Padina Fest. It is held in the mountains in Parcul Natural Bucegi and gathers a lot of people - not only music fans but also nature and ecotourism enthusiasts. It's just a perfect place for them, especially since musicians who entertain people are not the last faces on the European stage. The 4-day festival gives you the opportunity to enjoy both recreation in nature and a rich music program presented here.
Poarta Ecaterina (Catherines Gate) Brasov Brașov Jazz & Blues Festival taking place in mid-September is another event worth attention of any visitor. Besides the fact that visitors to the festival are pleased by eminent jazz musicians, this festival is a unique chance to join master classes from them. Within the framework of the festival, a photo exhibition is held where photographers present their works taken at other interesting musical concerts, thereby promoting remarkable events taking place in Brasov. The festival is absolutely free of charge, however, the number of tickets is limited! The venue for the event is Patria Cinematheques.
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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. … Open
In early August, fans of hard music gather in Rasnov - this time is marked by holding Rockstadt Extreme open-air festival, the country's main musical event dedicated to rock and metal. It's quite easy to find confirmation of this fact - just look at the names of headliners, which seem familiar even to those who are very far from these music genres. The festival is international, so people from all over the world visit it as participants and fans.
Brasov, Romania Festivalul Transilvania Gastronomica starting in late August and ending in early September is a perfect event to explore the rich local culture through food and assess the rich gastronomic diversity of Romanian cuisine. The event will definitely please tourists who like hearty meals because the local cuisine is very nourishing. The festival is held in the city of Sibiu near Brasov in such places as Syndicat Gourmet, Jules bistro, Hochmeister restaurant. Here you can both taste specialties and watch how real professionals prepare them.
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Arriving in Brasov at the end of September, be sure to attend Festivalul Ravasitul Oilor, which takes place in the most famous castle in Romania - Bran Castle. You should not miss your chance to taste many presented products while visiting the local historical landmark. And these are various kinds of cheeses, the number of which can be compared with the number of breweries in Munich, as well as meat and, of course, wine - no holiday can do without this traditional drink in Romania.
Brasov From August to September, Piaţa Sfatului becomes the venue for Cerbul de Aur - an international music contest, one of the oldest festivals in the country. Every year it is visited by eminent performers from all over the world, and since 2008, its organizers also hold amazing folklore evenings. Therefore, this is one of the best opportunities to get acquainted with the local culture, if you arrive in the city during the festival. Etnovember is another good chance to do it. It takes 3 days in November, during which ethnic bands demonstrate their skills on the central city streets. A medieval fair opens, the program also includes parades with torches.
1. Taxi remains the most convenient type of transport for travelers. The local taxi service rates are quite low comparing to average prices in Europe. Even if the machine is equipped with … Open
One of the most famous festivals in Brasov is held in late April. We are talking about Braşov Marathon. This is an event for the whole family, there is even a special running program for children that helps to promote healthy lifestyles among the youngest citizens. But there is a nuance - in order to participate, you need to register, as the number of participants is limited, so it's better to think about participating in the marathon in advance. Easter is another holiday that is widely celebrated in Brasov. At this time, the city is beautifully decorated and a fair opens where you can find interesting souvenirs.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Brasov
♥   Biserica Neagră, Brașov, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Brasov
♥   Castle 'Bran Castle' , 23.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Cantacuzino Castle' , 26.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Peliuor Castle' , 32 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Peleu Castle' , 32 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Iulia Hasdeu Castle' , 57.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of Romania

For instance, it is quite common to find the entrance of Romanian houses richly decorated with paintings, and the interior walls adorned with hanging carved wooden figures. One of the walls in the room is usually given the title of “red corner” and is abundantly decorated with icons. Majority of Romanians are Orthodox Christians who observe religious holidays quite zealously. In general, the traditions and customs of this Agrarian country retain a cozy and hospitable rural flavor, not succumbing to the influence of urbanization and globalization. … Open
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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Brasov. Learn the best periods to visit Brasov to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Brasov.
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