Aerial views from the Cable Car in Brasov, Romania
We captured this week’s travel photo while on the cable car that takes visitors to the top of Tampa Mountain in the city of Brasov. Located in central Romania, about 166 km north of Bucharest, Brasov is a part of the Transylvania region that is surrounded by the Southern Carpathians mountain range.
We initially added Brasov to our Eastern European trip because of it’s location near Bran Castle, said to be the inspiration for Dracula’s Castle. Hey, when in Transylvania, right?
We ended up enjoying Brasov much more than Bran Castle. Brasov was actually the highlight from our time in Romania. The red roofed buildings and medieval churches in the old town are quite impressive. There are also several fortresses and castles nearby, including Brașov Citadel Fortress, Râșnov Fortress and Prejmer Fortress.
Check out these past weekly travel photos:
- Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Peru
- Inside the Blue Mosque in Istanbul
- Amber Palace in Rajasthan, India
- Rock Bridge in Wadi Rum, Jordan
- Mayan Pyramid in Tikal National Park, Guatemala
Have you visited Brasov, Romania? What did you think?
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See map below to find out where this photo taken.