Located on the Balkan Peninsula Romania is a country of disparities that, over the years, the former Soviet bloc country belonged to the Romans who gave the country its name to the Hungarians and the Ottomans, it is packed with picturesque old mountain resorts offering great skiing and a flourishing art community to its most famous resident. The vampire Dracula may be a fictional character found in Transylvania.
Here is a look at the best places to visit in Romania:
No 10. Danube Delta
Danube Delta if you are nature lover enjoy the Danuben Delta, Europe’s largest protected River Delta, make sure you bring binoculars, as this is a paradise for watching wildlife birds flock here from as far away as Egypt and China to breed or winter across the willow-linked canals.
A perfect habitat for the 300 species of birds that previous visitors find here rave about spectacular sunsets and highly recommend a pleasant boat ride on the river
No 9. Cluj Napoca
Cluj Napoca, home to the country’s largest Cluj Napoca university, is regarded as an unofficial capital of the historical Transylvanian region, a city that has predated Roman conquest as one of the artistic and cultural centers home to the large Hungarian community. The city boasts a monument honouring a 14th-century Hungarian King whose Gothic Saint Michael’s Church has the country’s tallest church tower.
No 8. Constanta
Constanta is situated in the Black Sea. Constanta is the largest port of Romania and the third-largest port on the Black Sea of Romania, so the town has a lot of historical sights, and even Grand Casino has a great selection of the famous Ovid square and its beautiful Roman mosaics, And the 26-foot lighthouse constructed around 1860.
No 7. Bran Castle
Bran Castle is often associated with Dracula as its home although there is no evidence that the author Bram Stoker has ever heard about this medieval castle the castle has however a fairytale quality peeking out of the wooded hills near Brasov in Transylvania with origins dating back to the 13th century this medieval castle today is a museum of art and furniture collection by Queen Maria also maintains an open-air museum of Romanian peasant buildings from countrywide.
No 6. Bucharest
Bucharest is a city that combines the old with the new visitors might come across a century-old building of a modern high-rise and a communist-style building all in the same block that modernizing the European capital boasts the largest parliament building in the world with 3,100 rooms in being 12 story high towers of an impressive building built-in 1984. The old town center with its narrow paved streets and old buildings, including medieval churches, is not to something to be left out while touring at Bucharest.
No 5. Sinaia
Sinaia is a mountain resort town that grew up around a monastery named after Mount Sinai, a monastery that contains a copy of the first Bible printed in Romania. Today it is a popular site for visitors who enjoy strolling in the summer and some wonderful downhill skiing in the winter. King Charles the first built his summer home, known as Kalish Castle, nearby the town is known for having lovely flowers, but tourists who pick them can find themselves in hot water because it is not permitted.
No 4. Painted Monasteries
Painted monasteries among Romania’s most picturesque attractions are the painted monasteries of Bukovina in the north-eastern part of the country whose painted exterior walls are decorated with elaborate frescoes from the 15th and 16th centuries that depict the portraits of saints and prophets from the life of Jesus.
No 3. Brasov
Brasov located in central Romania pres of boasts everything from vibrant modern city lights to old-world charm and beautiful scenery surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains the town is considered a mountain resort with skiing and ice skating facilities a top sight is the black church a Gothic cathedral so-called because smoke from a massive 17th-century fire blackened the stones visitors may also want to walk down rope Street which is the country’s narrowest street.
No 2. Sibiu
Sibiu you once part of Hungary dates back to the early 12th century the town is situated in Transylvania a region synonymous with vampires but it is highly doubtful that in this day and age tourists can find the Grand Square in use since the 15th century and the Baroque brook Thal Palace home to one of the oldest museums in the world. Visitors may also want to search for the remains of ancient fortifications used to protect the town centuries ago.
No 1. Sighisoara
Sighisoara is one of Romania’s most popular sites because of its beautifully preserved walled town during the 12th century, and German artisans and merchants were invited to settle here by the King of Hungary to protect the frontier they create for a prosperous trade town that visitors to the citadel see today every July as a medieval festival in the old citadel. The clock tower, a 210-foot high tower built in 1556, is situated in the old citadel.