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Top Places To See Around Brasov, Romania

Posted by Jen King on 11/12/15 2:51 PM

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Looking for a super dreamy, cute as a button, mountainous green getaway city that almost no one knows about? Here's a gem our ILP volunteers in Romania can't get enough of. 

While you spend a semester volunteering in Europe, you'll also have vacation time to see amazing little cities like Brasnov. For our volunteers living in Romania, this gem is a must-see. 

Head's up; when you're not touring around Europe, you'll be volunteering in an orphanage! Get your questions answered about that right here. 

Now that you know you're sold on seeing Brasnov, here is what you can't miss: 

Dracula's Castle

Also known as Bran's Castle, this is probably the most famous part of the area, so you can't miss it! There's a reason this castle made the top of our list of the top five castles in Romania. Get lost walking around and try to not get too creeped out by the old torture contraptions that they have showcased. 

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Rasnov Fortress

Head up the mountain to get a spectacular view from an old fortress! Get the classic by the Romanian flag shot while you're up there — and be sure to tag your pictures with #ilpadventure and see if you can get featured on the ILP Instagram. 

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Peles Castle

Most tourists are going to immediately head to Dracula's castle, but if you ask the locals, they'll probably send you here instead. It was a summer home built in the late 1800s and you can walk throughout it viewing the old architecture, furniture, and design. Pretty beautiful!

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Sapte Scari

If you like the outdoors, you'll love this hike. Head to Seven Ladders Canyon and bring your hiking shoes! A lot of the fun of this hike (besides the gorgeous views) are that you'll be climbing ladders over seven waterfalls throughout the hike.

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Brasov Old Town

Every city in Europe has an Old Town for shopping and strolling. Spend your afternoon sightseeing and eating yummy treats in this beautiful city! You might be able to get a free walking tour of the city if you do a little research. Or check things out on your own — visit churches, have tea in a little shop, and purchase some street art. Cute. Cute. Cute.

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 Want more? How about living in Romania for a semester? International Language Programs has a volunteer program where you can serve in an orphanage — it's actually the only ILP program where you won't be teaching ... but you'll still be able to make a huge difference by loving and caring for these sweet kids. Get way more info about our Humanitarian Program by clicking the button: 

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