Brașov is the capital city of Brașov County and has 252.200 inhabitants.

Brașov

Brașov, The Council square

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45,64198 N, 25,58897 E

The former Markplatz square obtained its right to held markets in 1520, but it has been the place for annual markets since 1364 being visited by merchants from the country and abroad. The houses surrounding the square speak of a rich history. A pillory, in the middle of the square, was used as a means for public humiliation, punishment and scorn. Witches were also punished here, but the head of the shoemaker guild, Stefan Stenert, who opposed the entry of the Austrian army into Brasov was also beheaded here in 1688. Till 1892 there have been two wells in the square. The most important building in the square is the Council House, which was built in 1420 and is located in the middle of the square. Today it houses the historical museum. No 16 used to be the first pharmacy in town.

The Council square, Photo: Richard Sterner The Council square, Photo: Alexandru Cociu The Council square, Photo: Silviu Maiorescu The Council square, Photo: Katona Attila The Council square, Photo: Doru Modrișan The Council square, Photo: Katona Attila The Council square, Photo: Katona Attila The Council square, Photo: Doru Modrișan The Council square, Photo: Doru Modrișan The Council square, Photo: Cătălin Nenciu The Council square, Photo: Radu Matală The Council square, Photo: Cătălin Nenciu May 2013

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