Prima Scoala RomaneascaCurrently Closed
- Address: Piata Unirii nr.2-3, Brasov, Romania
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +40-722435134
- Ticket Price: 10 RON
- Time Required: 00:45 Mins
- Tags: Must See, Museum, Family And Kids, Point Of Interest, Heritage Building
Located adjacent to St. Nicholas Church, the Prima Scoala Romaneasca was once the main support system of Romanian culture and progress. The first course was held here in 1583 in Romanian language but its is believed that the beginnings of the school might be somewhere in the 11th-12th centuries. The current building itself dates back to the 18th century (built on the grounds of a former building that dates back to the late 15th century) and has now become a heritage monument of the country. The school was used by the old Shahians who protected the Danube and used the premise as a place for culture and teaching. Today, the school museum has a collection of 4,000 old books and 30,000 historic documents that give you a peak into just how detailed, informative, intensive and old the system of education was in the region!
Other highlights include:
- Anton Pann" room named after the great narrator Anton Pann
- Hall of Deacon Coresi dedicated to the author who co-wrote the very first books in Romanian language during the 16th century
- "The Book, National Unity Factor" Room that includes books like the "The Bible in Bucharest ", "The Targoviste Law ", the "The History of the Romanians Beginning in Dachia" and "The Romanian Spelling" among other historic documents and manuscripts
- "The Book and Scholars of Brasov" Hall that has a collection of books covering vast topics that include music, art and literature. The "Omiliarul" from the 11th - 12th centuries, "Paramiarul protopopului Vasile" and "The Chronicle of the Dean of the Council Radu Tempea II" are some of the highlights of the hall along with rare paintings of iconic national figures like Andrei Saguna and Ciprian Porumbescu.
- Adults: RL 10
- Children: RL 5
- By Bus: Piata Unirii
- By Taxis
- By renting a Bicycle.
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I hope to give you some hints: 17 is not the closing hour. In the winter months(after september) it closes sooner. Much sooner. It depends on the whim of the woman who sells the tickets, apparently. If you want to visit it on you own be very cautious! Also the Church that's near by, in the same courtyard, closes when it feels like it.
We really enjoyed seeing this place. You will see the old school room, many of the old books that were created/printed there and some of the old printing presses. Don't forget to go upstairs and see the rest of the displays. There is some nice, original music and several beautiful paintings of church elders.
Full of History, it s a must.
There's an excellent professor that gives an unique feeling to the experience
Pretty spiffy. The museum is well populated by schoolroom artifacts and a pre Gutenberg printing press, in an amazing state of preservation. The collection contains hand written books, incunabula and documents. There is no toilet here, so go before visiting.