Fodor's Expert Review The First Romanian School (Prima Școală Românească)

Brasov Historic District/Site

Believed to have been built in 1495 (and then rebuilt a century later), this was once the only school in Transylvania. It was in use until the end of the 19th century and is today a tiny but perfectly formed museum. It's estimated that some 1,700 students from the surrounding villages were educated here. Your guide to this slice of Romanian history is Professor Vasile Oltean, the school's caretaker. Stored here are Romania's first printing press, the first Romanian bible, a few 12th-century school books, a slew of books dating from the 14th century, and even sheet music from composer George Enescu. Next to the school is St. Nicholas Church, well worth a visit for its beautiful frescoes.

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Piața Unirii 2–3
Brasov, Brasov  500123, Romania


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