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  • Address: Piata Unirii nr.2-3, Brasov, Romania
  • Admission: Adults: 5 lei; Children: 3 lei

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First Romanian School (Prima Scoala Romaneasca) Tours

Located outside the fortified walls of Braşov’s medieval heart, the district of Schei is a charming tangle of narrow streets and multi-colored houses. It was here where Romanian nationals congregated in the city and the area became a symbol of Romanian unity and pride. Schei is also site of the Orthodox church of St Nicholas, which was built around 1290; the first school for Romanian people was built in its grounds in 1495 and it became a great center of learning. At this time, all religious tracts were written in Slavic and it was not until a century later that these were translated into Romanian and printed at the school in the 1550s, including bibles and hymn books. 

The original school was replaced by a fine, pastel-hued Baroque building in 1760 and today it serves as a museum showcasing Romanian life in Schei down the centuries. Visits incorporate the schoolroom with its simple wooden benches, early printing presses, gleaming gold and silver icons, a library of thousands of books and an exhibition of traditional costumes worn by the residents of Schei.

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Piata Unirii nr.2-3. Open daily 9am–5pm; admission is adults 5 lei, children 3 lei.

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Brasov Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour, Brasov, null

Brasov Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour

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Get to know Braşov Old Town on a 2-hour walking tour, with a guide. As you walk between the top Braşov attractions, hear historical facts and stories about ...  Read more

Location: Brasov, Romania
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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