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Romania sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

A popular European resort destination, Romania never ceases to attract tourists with its beautiful beaches, picturesque nature and wide choice of excursion programs. Bucharest remains the starting point of vast majority of excursion routes. This city is both administrative and culture capital of the country. When it comes to mentioning the most important landmarks of Bucharest, we should start with Palatul Cotroceni, an amazing example of architecture of the 17th century. The palace was built on a high hill that had been previously the site of an ancient monastery. A part of the palace has been transformed into the Museum of History, while the other part is used as the president's residence.
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The Palace of the Parliament is no less beautiful place. The total area of the palace is 350 thousand sq. m. The palace is also known as the largest administrative building in the world. The height of the building is 92 metres (12 floors), and there are 1100 guestrooms in the palace, every of which is decorated with marble and crystal wares, giant mirrors and bronze statues, elegant furniture and fabrics. Curtea Veche is a famous landmark of the historic part of the city. The complex consists of three medieval buildings - Annunciation Church of Saint Anthony, the Curtea Veche Church and Hanu' lui Manuc.
The most unusual religious landmark was built in the city of Brasov and is called Biserica Neagră or Black Church. The construction of this grandiose gothic building was finished in 1358. The facade of the church is decorated with beautiful paintings, and the church's bell, which is installed in the bell tower, weights 6 tons. The sanctuary got such a name because of a fire that happened here in 1689. Despite the fact that the church was completely renovated after that disastrous event, its name has remained till our days. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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There are several dozen fortresses and castles in the territory of modern Romania. Bran Castle is worth closest attention because numerous legends about Count Dracula are connected with this castle. In the beginning of the 15th century the castle was an important strategic facility. Bran Castle was built exclusively with the money got as donations from locals. To thank for the donations, the locals were exempt from taxes. Nowadays, halls of the castle are decorated with beautiful old furniture and other items that are considered precious museum artifacts. Several halls were dedicated for the exhibition of the Museum of History and Medieval Art. Here visitors are able to see collections of wonderful paintings, tapestries and sculptures. Several villages, which are located not far away from Bran, are also an interesting place worth visiting as travellers can buy traditional Romanian cheese and beautiful items made of wool there.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks in Romania
♥   National park 'Buila - Vânturarita' . On the map   Photos
♥   National park 'Calimani' . On the map   Photos
♥   National park 'Ceahlau' . On the map   Photos
♥   National park 'Cheile Bicazului - Hasmas' . On the map   Photos
♥   National park 'Cheile Nerei - Beusnita' . On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Remaining castles and fortresses of Romania
♥   Castle 'Cantacuzino Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Cernovici Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Episcopal palace' Oradea. On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Foiuor Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Haller Castle' . On the map   Photos
Map of all palaces
Palaces in Romania open for public
♥   Palace 'Black eagle palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Brukenthal National Museum' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'CEC Palace' Bucharest. On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Cantacuzino Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Cotroceni Palace' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Romania from our review series

Castelul Peles

From the series “The most wonderful castles and palaces”
The main peculiarity of Peles Castle, which is located in the Carpathian Mountains, is its fabulous exterior design. The construction of the castle began in 1873. The specialists from various countries were involved in the construction of the castle. According to the historical data, the best bricklayers from Italy were called upon. The construction of the terraces surrounding the castle was entrusted to the Romanians. The best carpenters were invited from Germany and Hungary, and the workers from Turkey have burned bricks. The gypsies have worked as help workers.

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Hunyad Castle

From the series “The most wonderful castles and palaces”
Romania is one of the top runners after the number of beautiful old castles and castles, among which Hunyad Castle must be mentioned. This Gothic castle is located in the town of Hunedoara. Its founder was the outstanding military leader Siebenbürgen and the regent of Hungary's Yanku de Hunedoara. The construction of the castle began in 1441 and lasted 15 years. It is one of the best examples of Gothic architecture in Romania.

As the site of the impressive building, the founder chose a high rocky hill on which a different castle had already been built in the early Middle Ages. Until the middle of the 15th century the old castle was completely destroyed. The new defense system, built in its stead, was not only of great strategic importance, but also served as the main reserve for the … Read all

Castle Fagaras

From the series “Impressive castles and palaces located on water”
The Fagaras Castle in Romania is known by the tourists under the unofficial name 'Castle of Dracula'. The castle, built in 1301, served as the residence of the rulers of Wallachia, whose number was also Vlad III, 'Dracula'. The castle, which can be seen today, was erected in the 17th century during the great reconstruction. For more than 300 years, its external appearance has remained almost unchanging.

The old castle is the largest building of the town of the same name and is covered with the dark legends. Until 1969 this was a prison where the political prisoners were kept. At present, the ancient building is open for visitors. In the castle are the historical museum, as well as an impressively large library.

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Sightseeing in popular cities of Romania

Bucharest
Bucharest occupies one of the leading positions in terms of the number of cultural sights, so there is no wonder why it is so popular among tourists from all parts of the world. Any fan of novels about Count Dracula should definitely visit this city as many of excursion routes here are connected with legends about this famous villain. You can start your excursion in Bucharest from visiting Bucharest Square in the center of which is located the Triumph Arc. This monument was built to honor the … Read more
Timisoara
Start your observation of the city from a visit to the central square named Unirii. The square is surrounded by amazingly beautiful medieval buildings. Catholic Cathedral is surely the main decoration of the square. This cathedral was built in the beginning of the 18th century. Its magnificent design in the Baroque style perfectly reflects best traditions of medieval architecture. The local Orthodox Church is located just near the cathedral. Here visitors can see a fine collection of icons. The … Read more
Brasov
Bran Castle traditionally occupies the first place as the most visited sight. The reason for that is simple – the castle is connected with the famous and mysterious legend about Count Dracula. In 15-16th centuries this castle was owned by prince Vlad Tepes. The castle still hides a stove from which, according to the legend, each night has appeared the most famous vampire in the world. The visitors of this palace can attend royal quarters and see their luxurious design, walk through spacious … Read more
Constanta
Besides magnificent beaches, mild climate and healing mud Constanta is rich is historical sights and offers its guests wide choice of entertainments. The main architectural sight of the city is the casino, which building was finished in the end of the 20th century. This is a magnificent building that amazes people by its grand and elegant look. You can diversify your cultural program by visiting a Dolphinarium, a Planetarium or a new Aquarium. Attending them may be particularly entertaining by … Read more

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