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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
Central point in town. You have to stop here to have a coffee and see the nice view of the town and the people. more »
Der Council Square ist der historische Platz um Rathaus in unmittelbarer Nachbarschaft der schwarzen Kirche. Eingegrenzt von historischen Bauten wirkt der Platz trotzdem modern und offen, nicht zuletz... more »Council Square is the historic square around City Hall in the immediate vicinity of the black church. Bordered by historic buildings, the square still looks modern and open, not least through the terraced design of the ensemble around the modern fountain.
I love this old town main square. It feels like 19 century, with old buildings and eye-catching architecture. It's always nice to just sit and admire how people behind us designed the city. Love it and will come back with any occasion.
Here you'll find a little bit of town's history mixed with today's life and you can enjoy a cup of coffee at the lovely terraces.
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