Tour Sibiu Saxon Town - Brukenthal National Museum Astra Ethnographic Museum Brasov

Tour Sibiu Saxon Town - Brukenthal National Museum Astra Ethnographic Museum Brasov

Tour Sibiu Saxon Town - Brukenthal National Museum Astra Ethnographic Museum Brasov

Discovery Transylvania

Tour : Sibiu – Saxon Town

BrasovSambata de Sus – tour of Sibiu Old Town – Brukenthal National Museum – Astra Ethnographic Museum – Brasov

  • departure from Brasov at 9 am
  • visit Sambata de Sus and Brancoveanu Monastery
  • tour of Sibiu Old Town: Big Square, Little Square, Huet Square Mayor House, Tower of the Council, Roman Catholic Church, Bridge of Liars, Brukenthal National Museum
  • visit Astra Ethnographic Museum
  • return to Brasov around 7 pm

Departure from Brasov is at 9 am, from Council Square (Piata Sfatului)or from your Hotel or Pension.

We start our trip and go to Sambata de sus , crossing Fagaras Mountains and visit Brancoveanu Monastery. Brancoveanu Monastery is a place well known for its tranquility, inspiring the believers and the visitors who pray or stop in that holly place, to built up inner strength and optimism. The history of Brancoveanu Monastery begins in 17th century. In 1654 the village and the estate from Sambata de Sus were under the rule of Preda Brancoveanu (land owner from the south of Carpathians) who built a church from wood on the valley of the river. Around 1696, on the same place, the ruler Constantin Brancoveanu (1688-1714) built a monastery of stone.  More than 150 monasteries were destroyed to the order of Hungarian general Bukow. In 1785, taking advantage of the circumstances, to the request of catholic administration, Vienna sent general Preiss to demolish Brancoveanu Monastery. The cells were completely destroyed and the church becomes a ruin. The last bastion of orthodox defence in Fagaras county- Brancoveanu Monastery (built between 1696 and 1698) was destroyed in 1785. The honor of being the second founder of Brancoveanu Monastery came to the Metropolitan Bishop Dr. Nicolae Balan, who began the restoration of the church in 1926. The blessing was made in 1946, after the war.The people who came here to study or to find themselves are also housed and served; they can enjoy the conditions from monastery, the scientific material for the study from the library and also can enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Next stop in our tour is to Sibiu. Sibiu (Hermannstadt in German) was the largest and wealthiest of the seven walled citadels built in the 12th century by German settlers known as Transylvanian Saxons. The riches amassed by its guilds paid for the construction of both impressive buildings and the fortifications required to protect them. Sibiu’s Old Town retains the grandeur of its earlier days when rich and powerful guilds dominated regional trade. Sections of the medieval wall still guard the historic area, where narrow streets pass steep-roofed 17th century buildings with gable overhangs before opening into vast, church-dominated squares such as Great Square and Little Square. Sibiu is a pedestrian-friendly city with two easily accessible levels: the Upper town, home to most of Sibiu's historic sights, and the Lower town, lined with colorful houses on cobblestone streets and bounded by imposing city walls and defense towers overlooking the river Cibin. Traditionally, the Upper town was the wealthier part and commercial outlet, while the Lower town served as the manufacturing area. The historical centre includes the Great Square, Huet Square, the beautiful Passage of Steps connecting the upper town to the lower town, the well-known Bridge of Lies, Goldsmiths’ Square and the Small Square.

After visit the historical center we visit Brukenthal National Museum. Brukenthal Palace built between 1778-1785 by a Viennese architect. It is now the home of the Brukenthal Museum ,the oldest and one of the finest art museums in the country. The palace was built by Baron Samuel von Brukenthal to serve as his official residence and house his collections of Romanian and Western art. Over the years, the collections have been enriched through acquisitions and donations. The art collection includes paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck and Teniers, as well as works of German, Austrian and Romanian masters. Additionally, it features a 16th century silverware collection, painted glass icons and 350 rare books, many dating to the days of the first printing press.

After lunch, we visit Astra Ethnographic Museum. Located in the middle of a dense forest and surrounded by a beautiful lake, ASTRA features more than 300 buildings as well as watermills and windmills, gigantic presses for wine, fruit and oil, hydraulic forges and structures representing village architectural styles from many parts of Romania. The museum illustrates the technological legacy of the Romanian people. There is a wonderful collection of wooden farmhouses, a cherhana (a traditional collecting and storage point for fish) and sheepfolds, as well as a wooden church and two traditional inns. Guided tours are available. Another option is a visit by horse-drawn carriages (ladies, the driver will kiss your hand in greeting, an old Romanian custom).

Then return to Brasov around 7 pm.

 

Shared tour from Brasov :

  1 person

 129 €/pers

  2 persons

 75 €/pers

  3-4persons

 70 €/pers

  5-7 persons

 60 €/pers

   Included: transport, english or  german  guide , permanent assistance.


 Not included: lunch, entrance tickets, other services not specified on the intinerary, photo and video fees, banking or e-payment  fees.

  We can organize trips for bigger groups and prices are negociable.

  For private tour please contact us .

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