Old enough. The first documentary attestation of the town dates from the XIV th century, 20 january 1368. Braila is the third oldest city after Câmpulung and Curtea de Argeş. The document was a commercial privilege signed by Vlaicu Voda, the ruler of former Walachia (part of the present Romania) which was empowering the traders from Brasov city to sell and to buy goods throughout the whole Romanian territory. More, the traders were free of taxes and custom fees, especially if they were exporting goods by ships, using the danubian commercial route.
In 2018, Braila celebrates 650 years since its first written mention into the history.