10 Best Places to Visit in Romania

Author: Suraj Yadav
| Updated: 2016-06-02 17:46:32

1. Peles Castle
The Peles Castle is one of Romania’s most important and impressive landmarks, originally representing a place for relaxation and leisure for the country’s monarchs. The castle was sketched out by architects Karel Liman and Johannes Schultz, and it was built in 1914 in Sinaia, Prahova, just 27 miles away from the beautiful city of Brasov.

2.Sibiu
Sibiu, once part of Hungary, dates back to the early 12th century. The city is located in Transylvania, an area that is associated with vampires, including Dracula, but it’s highly unlikely that visitors will run across any in this day and age.

3.Brasov
Located in central Romania, Brasov boasts everything from dynamic modern city life to old world charm and fascinating scenery. Surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains, the city is considered a mountain resort, with skiing and ice skating facilities.

4.Painted Monasteries
Among the most picturesque attractions of Romania are the Painted Monasteries of Bucovina in the northeastern part of the country.

5.Sinaia
Sinaia is a mountain resort town that grew up around a monastery that was named for Mount Sinai. The monastery, which contains a copy of the first Bible printed in Romania, is a popular site today with tourists, who enjoy hiking in the summer and some pretty tremendous downhill skiing in the winter.

6.Bucharest
Bucharest is a city that combines the old with the new. Visitors might come across a centuries-old building, a modern high rise, and a Communist-style building all in the same block.

7.Timisoara
Located in western Romania, Timisoara is one of the country’s largest cities, dating back to the early 13th century. Once part of the Ottoman Empire, it was the first European city to have electric street lamps.

8.Mamaia
Located on the Black Sea, Mamaia is Romania’s most popular seaside resort. Mamaia is small, however, situated on a strip of land that is about 8 km (5 miles) long.

9.Cluj-Napoca
Home to the country’s largest university, Cluj-Napoca is considered the unofficial capital of the historical region of Transylvania. The city, which pre-dates the Roman colonization, is one of Romania’s arts and cultural centers.

10.Danube Delta
The Danube Delta is located in Tulcea County, in the Dobrogea region of Romania, and it is one of the largest and most well preserved deltas in Europe.