A mountain holiday with accommodation in Bran, Șimon has many advantages: you have a wonderful view towards two mountain massifs and easy access to a lot of tourist attractions and activities. At Casuța Bunicii, on Balaban hill in Șimon, Bran, you are practically in the middle of nature, a short distance from many areas of interest.
Whether you plan a short vacation of 3 days or a longer stay of one or two weeks at Casuța Buncii, you will certainly not be bored. Maybe only if that’s what you want! Below you will find our recommendations of tourist attractions and activities that you can take part in during a vacation in Şimon.
Bran tourist resort is one of the most attractive mountain resorts in Brasov, agritourism following an ascending trend since the end of 1989 and up until the present date.
Here, you can enjoy wonderful landscapes, you have the opportunity to visit a series of particular sightseeing objectives, such as: Bran Castle, Rasnov Fortress, Rucar-Bran Channel, Dambovicioarei Cave, Valea Cetatii Cave.
Bran Castle is the most important tourism sightseeing objective in this area, attested by documents since 1377, consisting in a security point in Branului Pass, it becomes monument more and more sought by the tourists’ eyes. For the foreign visitors and not only, the legend of Dracula’s castle is an irresistible one.
Rasnov Fortress, being one of the best preserved fortresses in Transylvania, was built as a defense fortress against the Turkish and Hun hordes. At present, Rasnov Fortress can be visited by the tourists who wish to enjoy the most impressive view and to take a look into the very well preserved history of the fortress.
Dambovicioara Cave is 1 km away from Dambovicioara Village in Arges County. It is not rich in calcareous formations, but it is visited by numerous tourists throughout the year.
The Dâmbovicioara cave
The Dâmbovicioara cave is located 1 km from the village of Dâmbovicioara, Argeș County. It does not excel in limestone formations, but is visited by many tourists throughout the year.
Valea Cetatii Cave
Valea Cetatii Cave is located on the western side of Postavaru Massive, in Tara Barsei basin, 3.5 km away from Rasnov, 1.5 km away from Rasnov Fortress and at 790 m altitude (main entrance). The cave is part of Valea Cetatii Cave protected natural area, which has been designated a protected natural area for the protection and preservation of the natural elements of particular ecological, scientific and landscaping value and significance, represented by cavity phenomena (Valea Cetatii Cave, the rocky regions and karrens in Poiana Dracului), secular trees, flora, the water leakages in Fundatica sinkhole.
The winter sport fans may choose to ski, practice snowboarding or go sledging on one of the slopes of the resort intended both for beginners and for advanced users.
From the slopes in Bran area, we remind Zanoaga Slope, which is 1,900 m long and presents a medium degree of difficulty.