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St. Nicholas Church, Brasov

  • (worth a detour)
  • less than 1 km
  • Easy
  • NA
  • 1 hour or less
  • 2 2

One of the most important medieval churches in Romania and home to The First Romanian School

Piata Unirii 1, Brasov
While in the Schei District you can also visit Schei Gate and Catherine’s Gate.

Located in the old part of Brasov, Saint Nicholas Church has a history dating from medieval times and an architecture that impresses.

 

History

Saint Nicholas Church from Brasov was built on the old ruins of a church from 1292, in 1495 with the help of Voivode of Wallachia, Vlad Calugarul and also other Voivodes of the time, Neagoe Basarab and Petru Cercel.

The church is located in an old touristic part of Brasov called Schei, and there you can also find The First Romanian School, The Library and The Archives of the Saint Nicholas Church.

 

The architecture is Gothic at its base but over the time Baroque and Byzantine elements were added. Like all medieval structures, it is surrounded by big protective walls with wooden gates.

Inside the place where the building is, there is also a cemetery where important figures of old times are buried: Dr. Aurel Popovici (intellectual, lawyer and politician between years 1863 – 1917), Nicolae Titulescu (Romanian diplomat in the early 1900’s) and the priest Vasile Saftu.

 

Why should you visit?

The church is located 20 minutes away from the center of the city, in a place called Schei, an ancient area of the city. You can visit Schei and the surroundings too.

It is  is worth a visit due to its mixed architecture (Gothic, Byzantine and Baroque elements) and there are many old, interesting items to be seen (paintings and icons).

 

There is a great vibe inside this place and many tourists were enchanted by this place.



Opening hours

9:00 – 17:00

How to get there

The church is located in Brasov, a city 2h and 40 minutes far from Bucharest, the capital city of Romania. You can travel by car or train.

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