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Lined with red-roofed medieval merchant houses evoking the region's German heritage, Council Square shows off Black Church, the town's most prominent landmark. You'll find a pillory in the middle of the square, where witches and other misfits were once scorned and punished. The square was named after the 15th-century council house, which is home to the town's history museum. The ancient watchtower, which today is part of the main building, is even older. Take a break at one of the many indoor or outdoor terraces or in the Renaissance Merchant's House, which has been turned into a restaurant. For Council Square and beyond, use our Brasov road trip planner to get the most from your Brasov vacation.
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Council Square Reviews
This is a huge square in the heart of Brasov. Very nice place surrounded by restaurants, shops and historical buildings. more »
Um espaço de culto católico fora do vulgar para um pais maioritariamente ortodoxo. Contem alguns pormenores de arquitetura fora do comun. more »A space of Catholic worship out of the ordinary for a largely orthodox country. It contains some architectural details outside the Comun.
This is the place to be if you are looking for a proper holiday vibe! Regardless if it’s winter or summer time, the square is full of tourists and fine dinning restaurants.
Definetely one of the most beautiful towns in Romania. Brasov used to be a town occupied by German colonies in the past and it preserves the architectural style with old beutiful buildings, big squares full of pigeons. I was absolutely delighted by the place, i arrived there on an early morning so it was really quiet, just a few people getting ready for work, when I came back it was crowded of tourist, i couldn't believe it was the same place as in the morning.
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