Daily Wanderlust: Brasov’s Town Square

Written by on April 30, 2012 in Destinations - 12 Comments

Located in Transylvania, Brasov, Romania is a small city (and one of the most visited in the country). Here, people can explore the nearby mountains and local Dracula lore, rent cars and go on day trips, even wander the narrowest street in Europe, measuring a whopping four feet across.

My favorite thing to do while visiting Brasov was head to the Town Hall Square to simply look around. The square features some magnificent examples of color baroque architecture, and historic landmakrs like the Black Church, the largest gothic church in Romania.

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Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Spain. Previously, she lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she worked for Save Elephant Foundation and Elephant Nature Park, an organization dedicated to rescuing elephants and raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. A former career breaker and long-term solo traveler,  today, Diana is a responsible elephant tourism expert and the co-founder of #RTTC, the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective, which includes a weekly chat on Twitter focusing on responsible tourism. She has spoken about responsible tourism at TBEX Europe and Asia and has appeared as an elephant tourism expert in numerous documentaries. Recently, Diana was featured in an episode of House Hunters International. She is a regular contributor to Top 10 Vegas, and her writing has appeared in About.com, Thought Catalog, The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Luna Luna, Vegas Seven, World Nomads, Viator, CheapOair, OneTravel and more.

12 Comments on " Daily Wanderlust: Brasov’s Town Square "

  1. Bobbi Lee Hitchon April 30, 2012 at 3:39 pm · Reply

    Such a cool shot. I wanted to travel Romania so much more. I only visited Bucharest but loved it there. The country has so much mystery. It be good to do the month of October just wandering around!

    • Diana April 30, 2012 at 3:53 pm · Reply

      You have to go to Brasov!! I wish I could go with you!!!

  2. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures May 1, 2012 at 7:42 am · Reply

    What a gorgeous town center!

    • Diana May 1, 2012 at 1:48 pm · Reply

      I loved it there!

  3. Barbara May 1, 2012 at 12:23 pm · Reply

    One of my favorite cities in the world! I like the diversity of people in the region. While I was walking through the back streets of Brasov, I found a Jewish temple and a huge congregation feasting on something that smelled delicious. Then there were the food dishes — polenta with fresh goat’s cheese. Your post brings back fond memories. :)

    • Diana May 1, 2012 at 1:47 pm · Reply

      I’m so glad it brought back fond memories! I loved wandering around the little streets in town. Such a cool place!

  4. I can see why you liked it here! This town square looks very beautiful.

    • Diana May 2, 2012 at 1:56 pm · Reply

      It is gorgeous!!

  5. Margyle May 1, 2012 at 6:08 pm · Reply

    Looks like a great place to just wander around or watch the world go by. I find people watching is always best enjoyed with colourful buildings serving as a backdrop lol

    • Diana May 2, 2012 at 1:55 pm · Reply

      It is! I love it!

  6. Kieu ~ GQ trippin May 2, 2012 at 4:06 am · Reply

    oOo, I love town centers! Definitely a place I’d love to visit one day. Looks charming. :)

    • Diana May 2, 2012 at 1:52 pm · Reply

      It is SO charming!

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