Lisa, Brașov


Location of Lisa, Braşov

Location of Lisa, Braşov

Coordinates: 45°44′00″N 24°50′49″E / 45.73333°N 24.84694°E / 45.73333; 24.84694Coordinates: 45°44′00″N 24°50′49″E / 45.73333°N 24.84694°E / 45.73333; 24.84694
Country  Romania
County Braşov County
Status Municipality
  Mayor Nicu Greavu (National Liberal Party)
Population (2011)
  Total 1,681
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Lisa (German: Lissa; Hungarian: Lisza) is a commune located in Romania, Braşov County, in the Făgăraş area. It is well known in the area for its winter holidays customs (Ceata de Feciori).

The commune is composed of three villages: Breaza (Breáza), Lisa and Pojorta (Posorta).

The well-known Romanian writer Octavian Paler was born in Lisa, in 1926, where he graduated the primary school.

Lisa has a museum called La Valtori,[1] which hosts a 100-year-old installation for creating traditional wool blankets. The installation is powered with water from Lisa River.

Nearby Lisa a visitor can also find the Sâmbăta de Sus Monastery, and in Breaza, 4 km to the south, the remains of a medieval fortress.[2]

During the 1950s, the village was severely oppressed by the communist regime, as a group of fighters against communism were active in the region. Many lost their lives or were imprisoned by the communist authorities. See the story of Ion Gavrilă Ogoranu, and the long list of fighters from Lisa.[3]


  1. "La Valtori-Lisa"
  2. "Cetatea de la Breaza (Lisa)"
  3. "Oameni implicaţi în rezistenţa armată anticomunistă făgărăşană"
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