Brasov is located in the central part of the country, about 166 km from Bucharest.
It is the largest city in a mountain resorts area. The old city itself is very well preserved, and is best seen by taking the cable-car to the top of Tampa Mountain (995 m), a beautiful lookout.
Black Church is a cathedral in Braşov, a city in south-eastern Transylvania, Romania. The Black Church,
Completed during the 15th century (soon after 1476), the church belongs to the final stages of Gothic architecture. The church was given its new name after disaster struck again in 1689, when the 'Great Fire, set by Habsburg invaders, leveled most of the town, heavily damaged the church, blackening its walls. Black Church is 89 meters in length and 38 meters wide.
Saint Nicholas Church is a Romanian Orthodox Church in Romania, dominating the historic district of Schei. The church was established in 1292. It was mentioned in a Papal bull issued in 1399 by Pope Boniface IX. Starting in 1495, the church was rebuilt in stone by the locals, with help from Vlad Calugarul voivode (prince) of Wallachia. More help was provided around 1512 by Neagoe Basarab. Initially built in the Gothic , it was later redone in the Baroque .
Poarta Schei is one of the two gates of the city, still existing. Was built in 1827, for entering of the Schei people in Brasov city.
Tampa is a mountain, part of the Postavaru Massif, located in the southern part of the Eastern Carpathians (more precisely in the Curved Carpathians) and almost entirely surrounded by the city of Braşov.
Most of the mountain (1.5 km²) is a declared nature reserve, due to the rare animal (bears, birds, butterflies—35% of Romanian butterfly species) and plant (a rare Liverleaf variety, Transylvanian Windgrass) species that are found there.