Council Square, Brasov

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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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  • This is a huge square in the heart of Brasov. Very nice place surrounded by restaurants, shops and historical buildings.  more »
  • A space of Catholic worship out of the ordinary for a largely orthodox country. It contains some architectural details outside the Comun.
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  • 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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